• Question: are processed foods healthy

    Asked by shumbo to Jay Oty, Chapa on 1 Oct 2014.
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      James Otieno answered on 1 Oct 2014:

      @ shumbo

      Processed foods mean they have undergone some processing before reaching your table. Some are healthy while most are not.

      Good processed food are such as milk or flour that are fortified with minerals such as calcium and vitamin D. Did you know that sukuma wiki when washed and put in a bag then it is considered processed food? Is packed sukuma wiki bad or good? definitely it is good as it is rich in vitamin A and fiber.

      However, many processed foods are usually loaded with sugar, salt and saturated fats. They are associated with obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

      Always go for fresh food, fresh fruits and less processed foods.

      Cheers to living healthy!