Are all processed foods bad for health?
Processed foods cover a wide spectrum and food processing is not necessarily bad; Basic processing such heat processing, fermenting, etc. make foods last longer, more digestible, safer to consume, and can be health promoting. Excessive processing can deplete the nutritional values of the foods and can be harmful to health. A healthy diet should consist mainly of unprocessed and minimally processed foods prepared with healthy natural culinary ingredients. Choices of ready-to-consume food products should be minimised and their selection should be discreet.