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    What I avoid is food with chemicals, preservatives, GMO, pesticides, ingredients I don't recognize or can't pronounce, or an appearance that is so radically different from what it looked like in real life that it's no longer recognizable. I'm sure there's more. I mean, ok, a steak- processed, really? It's been butchered, but I don't consider that truly being a "processed food". By your definition, all produce is "processed" because it's been harvested and sent to the grocery store. Those things don't count, IMO. But when you superheat it, add a bunch of dyes, preservatives, form it into a shape, package it in plastic and give it a shelf life of months or years...that's processed. At least, that's how I approach my own diet. I eat fresh meat, fresh vegetables and fresh fruits. About the only processed goods I eat are condiments (because I'm too lazy to learn how to make them from scratch and they don't represent more than a blip in my overall diet).
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    I suppose by the OP's definition, the only way any of us can avoid "processed" foods is to become raw vegan. And harvest the fruits and vegetables ourselves. I've been doing it all wrong all this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    I suppose by the OP's definition, the only way any of us can avoid "processed" foods is to become raw vegan. And harvest the fruits and vegetables ourselves. I've been doing it all wrong all this time!
    Just make sure you don't wash or peel your fruit and veggies...
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    Great. Another thread about the definition of "processed"
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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    We've all heard it - processed food is bad for you.

    But is it?

    I say no. There isn't nothing inherently bad about processing.


    All food you buy has been processed in some way. That bacon you love? Processed. Those steaks you buy? Processed. Yogurt? Processed. Cheese? Processed. Cream? Processed.

    In order to completely avoid processed food you'd have walk up to a cow, stab it and start eating it right on the spot. Or suck on it's teets and drink milk straight from it's udder. Now that's unprocessed for you!

    And guess what? When you cook food? You're processing it. When you chew food in your mouth? Processing it. When you digest it? Processing it!


    HERE IS THE TRUTH:

    It's not processed food that's bad. It's processed grain products. Processed grain products are what make people sick, and it's not even really the processing that's bad (the processing actually makes the grain more digestable) it's the GRAIN.


    So don't be a processophobic who's always ranting about processed food this, processed food that.

    Instead just continue avoiding all grain-based products and you'll be fine!

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    White rice is a refined grain. Asia handles it pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    I suppose by the OP's definition, the only way any of us can avoid "processed" foods is to become raw vegan. And harvest the fruits and vegetables ourselves. I've been doing it all wrong all this time!
    Even digestion is processing.

    I think that the OP is suggesting that we need to all learn to metabolise the sun's rays directly:

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