Processed Foods

This is an excellent article, which actually comes from a much longer one.  Go there for the link if you are up to that much reading.

How Ultra-Processed Foods Are Killing Us

NOV 4 2010, 9:08 AM ET11

Nestle_Superprocessed_11-2_post.jpgdavedehetre/flickr

In the current issue of the online Journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association (of which I am a charter member), Carlos Monteiro, a professor at the University of São Paulo writes, “The big issue is ultra-processing.” Because his commentary is so lengthy, I am taking the liberty of extracting pieces from it, not always in the order presented.

The most important factor now, when considering food, nutrition and public health, is not nutrients, and is not foods, so much as what is done to foodstuffs and the nutrients originally contained in them, before they are purchased and consumed. That is to say, the big issue is food processing—or, to be more precise, the nature, extent and purpose of processing, and what happens to food and to us as a result of processing.

http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2010/11/how-ultra-processed-foods-are-killing-us/65614/

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