I know. It's a fear inducing, clickbaiting title.
But diet is directly correlated with quality of life. And the knowledge gap that exists in the general public is large...so maybe I can trick a few people into eating better.
Whole Foods = Good, Processed Foods = Bad
We know that whole foods are very healthy and a top choice among dieticians and nutritionist. It just makes sense. Eat things that naturally come from our environment.
We also know that ultra-processed foods aren't great for us. Again, most dietary professionals will agree with this statement on some level. And logically it makes sense, foods that are tampered with for corporate profit and/or mass production are probably not good for our bodies.
And now there is some research showing proving this conventional wisdom. A new study showed a strong correlation between processed food consumption and cancer.
"In this large prospective study, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with a significant increase of greater than 10% in risks of overall and breast cancer."
While most health issues are multifactorial, this research provides a great starting point for evidence-based diet to reduce morbidity.
Easy Whole Food Dinners
One of the main reasons we eat processed foods is because of it is easy to cook and offers a lot of calories per dollar.
But clean eating doesn't have to take all night or be overwhelming.
Try some of these great recipes from Cookie & Kate. Easy to make, not expensive, and very healthy.