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    processed food

    Hello

    What exactly is processed food?The frozen veggies etc come under that i guess.How abt sausages,noodles?
    I am confused.

    Kindly help out.
    thanx for ur time.
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    hi,

    I maybe wrong but I wouldn't consider frozen veggies processed as I think they are basically just harvested when ripe and immediately frozen (no added processing or chemicals etc) and packaged.....processed food would be food items that have are not in their "natural" state, whether cooked or otherwise and usually have additives/chemicals/ingredients added to it to increase it's shelf life - there are sausages that are "fresh" and sausages which are processed to increase their shelf like (sold in tins or bottles for example), same for noodles....

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    thanku sumei.i see. i din know that abt the veggies.
    so jam,cheese are all processed food,then.but we can eat them right?
    then what is the processed food docs say to avoid other than prepackaged meals?

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    I think the general defintition of unprocessed food, is food that is as close to it's original state as possible.
    Therefore fruit is unprocessed, but jam is a more processed product of fruit.
    Cheeses vary greatly, a block of mature cheddar is a lot less processed than say cheese singles or a can of cheese wiz.

    I think your Doc means for you to avoid prepackaged foods and foods that are so artificial there is very little nutrition left in them.
    Noodles and pasta are still good for you, but you are better off with varieties that you add you own meat and veg to, rather than an instant packet kind.

    I think in a balanced diet it's almost impossible to eliminate all processed food, unless you are happy to live completely on fruit, veg and fresh meat.

    Hope this helps :)
    Last edited by Matty; 04-27-2007 at 09:21 AM.

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