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What Does ‘Processed Food’ Even Mean, and Why Is It So Bad?

It shouldn’t be confusing, but it is. A nutrition expert explains what processed food is, what kind should be avoided, and how it impacts your health.

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“L“Limit or avoid processed foods” has become a familiar nutrition mantra over the last decade. On the surface, it…

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Andy Bellatti MS, RD

Andy Bellatti MS, RD

Dietitian with whole-food, plant-centric approach. No, you don't need a juice cleanse.