If You Really Took All the Processed Foods Out of Your Diet, What Could You Eat? from If You Really Took All the Processed Foods Out of Your Diet, What Could You Eat?

If You Really Took All the Processed Foods Out of Your Diet, What Could You Eat?

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If You Really Took All the Processed Foods Out of Your Diet, What Could You Eat?

If you’ve ever felt guilty for ripping open a bag of chips or peeling back the plastic layer of a Lunchables, you’re probably thinking about cutting back on processed foods. What is a processed food? According to Lauren Minchen, MPH, RDN, CDN, a New York City-based registered dietitian and nutritionist, processed food is anything edible that “no longer looks how it once did in nature, or something that never existed in nature.”