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Processed Foods: Why You Should Give Them Up

Processed Foods: Why You Should Give Them Up

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It can be hard to avoid processed foods these days. But they are getting worse and worse for your health. They are filled with things that are masquerading as being healthy. They might say low in fat or low calorie, but at what expense? Cooking from scratch is the best way to be healthy. Knowing where your food has come from and what exactly is in it is so important. Our health should be a number one priority in our life. It can cost us less money in the long run, particularly in terms of our health care.

A lot of people try to ‘quit’ sugar. If you have ever looked at the ingredients on processed foods, you will see that sugar is contained in a lot of things. Even in things that you wouldn’t have thought contained sugar. Wraps and certain bread can contain sugar which is ridiculous. So if you do want to be the healthiest version of yourself, it is time to give up the processed foods. These kinds of foods are designed to make sure that they never rot. When does something laden with sugar in go off? Do you want that kind of thing in your body?

We are a population that is getting older and older. A lot of us are getting sicker and sicker. Things like diabetes, strokes and heart disease are all things that can come from eating processed and unhealthy foods. It is a no-brainer that we should stop eating these kinds of processed foods.

You might find that processed foods don’t help your gut. They could make you feel unhealthy and stop your digestion from working as it should. So you might need to think about taking a probiotic. Probiotics are the natural bacteria that we have in the gut. We just need to give them a boost from time to time, particularly if we eat a lot of processed foods.

If you want to start taking a probiotic supplement, look for one with bifidobacteria. There are many probiotic benefits of bifidobacteria. Bifidobacteria is thought to be one of the first things that a baby develops in their gut. It is passed on through their mother’s breast milk. A few studies have shown that babies that are formula fed are more likely to get food intolerances and allergies. It could be the connection to the lack of bifidobacteria in their stomach as little ones.

Overall, it just makes sense to give up processed foods. If something has a preservative on the label that you can’t pronounce, do you want to have that in your body? Filling your body with natural ingredients will mean you can function properly, and it will be able to repair itself easily too. You can control your blood sugar with natural foods. Then you will have much more energy too. Natural foods are the way to go! It might take a little more time, and you’ll need to be organized. It is worth taking the time, though.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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