The Benefits of Eating Simpler Foods
Processed foods are any food that's changed before you eat them. For countless people, this accounts for nearly everything they eat.
Frozen dinners and snacks, candy, canned items, pasta, and bread, unless you're eating raw vegetables, fruits, meats, and foods that are prepared and consumed without preservatives, processing, or additives, your food is known as processed food.
The Paleolithic Diet or better known as Paleo Diet is a diet based on this type of eating simpler food choices based on the type of diet that cavemen and cavewomen would have eaten during the Paleolithic Era and consists of eating foods only found during this time.
Back then, there were no supermarkets, drive-throughs, or processed foods and hunter-gatherers were always active and on the hunt to secure their next meal and the necessities they needed to survive.
Paleo, Keto, and other diets all have different variations of the food you can eat, but the common theme for them all is that more people are becoming more aware of the additives and preservatives that are added to the processed foods they eat every day.
Our modern society has given us the technology to make advanced foods like grains, cheeses, and processed foods.
What Are Processed Foods?
Processed foods are any foods that have been modified before consumption. The addition of ingredients including salts, fats, sugars, artificial sweeteners, colors, and preservatives that make food more appealing and ‘tasty’ can come at a cost to your health.
This is not to say that all-natural preservatives and additives in every instance can have a negative effect. However, being actively aware of what ingredients are in everything you eat is the first step to being a better gatekeeper to your health.
It’s Easier to Overconsume With Processed Foods
This directly leads to consuming more salts, sugars, fats, and other ingredients than intended and is one of the biggest contributors for people to gaining weight.
Buying processed foods can lead to people eating more than the recommended amounts of sugar, salt, and fat and these foods can also be higher in calories due to the high amounts of added sugar or fat in them.
In today’s stressful times it can often be easy to overlook the little things we do that have a negative effect.
Whether on our health, attitude, or overall well-being, the first step of regaining control over the things around us is knowing what’s affecting us.
Health & wellness are essential to living a long and healthy life.
While not all diets aren’t for everyone, making small changes now even incrementally can lead to big changes later on and developing healthier eating habits.
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