In the United States, it is very commonplace for people to eat a diet that is high in processed foods. Grocery stores typically have far more processed foods than healthier whole foods. People eat processed foods because they taste good, they are easy, and they are often cheap. These benefits may seem enough, but the cost of eating processed foods is costing many people their health. Especially for those people with chronic health conditions like kidney disease, eating processed foods can affect your health in the worst ways.
Here is the hard truth about processed foods and how they can affect your body:
Many people do not understand what “processed” means when it comes to food. Unless you are eating fresh produce, your food is likely processed in some way. It might have been ground or milled, macerated, or mixed with other ingredients. This is not the type of processing that can be dangerously unhealthy. [Read more…]