How Processed Foods Are Killing You

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What do you think about when you hear the word processed foods? Most of us make the logical connection to junk food. We are informed from a young age that, yes, “junk food” is bad but we don’t know the reasons why or what else besides the typical burgers and fries is bad for you. And the very scary thing is that some things that are in our very own kitchen cabinets and refrigerators have cancerogenous and other illness-induced properties. And a lot of us don’t even know of this simply because we are never informed. If you look closely at the things you’re adding to your shopping cart, you’ll realize that almost 70% has been processed and altered dramatically from its original state. Anything you have that is canned, boxed, bagged or jarred is a ticking bomb in your life expectancy. The more you eat foods like this, the shorter your life expectancy will be. People who are known to eat home cooked meals with organic ingredients have been known live decades longer than people who don’t. Our bodies aren’t designed to digest the types of food we have been putting into our bodies. When humans first started evolving, there were no McDonalds, no boxed Macaroni, no dehydrated noodles in a cup, or grocery store where you could just walk in and have aisles and aisles of packaged and boxed food, ready to eat. You never heard of a cave man dying from diabetes or clogged arteries, so then why is the human body today not able to have the same sustenance it once had?
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