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October 2019

Processed Foods: Are They Unhealthy?

Not all, but most.
 
Highly processed foods can be manufactured with ingredients that are not typically used in cooking. Packaged foods can also be loaded with high amounts of sodium, sugar and fat.
 
Susannah McCabe, registered dietitian with Oklahoma Heart Institute, speaks to the negative impact packaged or processed foods have on our bodies.
 
“Processed foods can contain high contents of added sodium, sugars and some may contain partially hydrogenated oils,” McCabe said.