8 Processed Foods To Avoid

In a perfect world, we would go to a farmer’s market everyday for fresh foodstuff and cook all of our dishes from scratch. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world. Fresh food sources are inaccessible to most of us, which is why we settle for canned and packaged goods and hardly have time to eat dinner, much less prepare it.

Although it is true that processed foods can save us a lot of time, we also get dangerously large amounts of hidden fats, sugar and sodium in exchange for the convenience. Here is a list of which processed foods to avoid and why.

8. Bacon

Containing high levels of sodium, eating too much bacon can lead to high blood pressure. It is also loaded with saturated fat which has been linked to obesity and heart disease. Stay away from store-bought bacon as it is alarmingly filled with preservatives which have been linked to every health concern from headaches to heart disease to cancer.