In an ideal world, we would buy fresh, regional items every day at the farmers market and prepare all of our baked goods from scratch. In reality, we hardly have time to eat dinner, much less make it, must purchase items that can be stored on the shelf, and live distant from our food sources.
Although not all processed foods are unhealthy, they also tend to be convenient. Just two examples are fruits and vegetables that have been pre-cut and canned in their own juice.
Convenience, however, can mean excessive amounts of sugar, fat, and sodium that are not readily apparent.
Keep reading to know 10 processed foods to avoid and why.