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4 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Eating Processed Foods

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It’s unbelievable how much of our Western diet is processed when you stop and think about it. If you take a look at what you eat for just one day, you’ll be hard pressed to find a packaged box or canned food item that is really “all natural”. Since these food items need preservatives to stay on the shelf longer, they’re processed to extend shelf life so that the food industry can make money. Let’s see some of the amazing things that can happen to your body when you stop eating processed foods.

Weight loss

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There’s no doubt about it – when you cut out all of the chemicals, additives, and preservatives found in processed foods, you will lose weight. Why is that? Well, when your body is busy digesting these foreign substances instead of real food, your system is overloaded and the real food gets stored as fat or “reserves” instead of used for energy. Your body should be concentrating on using the minerals and vitamins that you are ingesting from whole, unprocessed foods, and when you do this, it ultimately leads to weight loss.

Taste buds change

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Don’t think you could live without soda? Are you always craving those salty chips that are covered in colored powder and chemicals? Well when you give these up, your taste buds eventually adjust. It might seem unlikely now, but give it a try and see how your body responds to real, whole foods. You’ll lose the taste for those additives and enjoy the natural flavorings of a plate full of healthy food. If you are looking to replace your favorite snacks, try our recipes for Baked Sweet Potato Chips or Honey Roasted Cinnamon Chickpeas to satisfy those cravings for a crunchy snack!

Energy high

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If you’re suffering from fatigue all the time and you feel sluggish no matter how many hours of sleep you get, you should definitely cut processed foods out of your diet. Our bodies get energy from the minerals and vitamins that are in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other unprocessed foods. When you’re eating saturated fat, chemicals, sugar, and food coloring, you are not getting any nutrients to keep your body going and functioning at its best. You’ll notice that when you give up processed foods, you’ll feel a natural energy surge that lasts throughout the day. Once you get this natural high, you won’t want to go back – trust us!

Full of food

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Another really cool thing that happens to your body when you stop eating processed food is that you actually feel full. And that’s because you are! Your body is full of nutrients like fiber, protein, good carbs, and all of the other healthy pieces of a well-balanced diet. For example, when you eat fiber, you feel full longer which prevents overeating, snacking, and binging on unhealthy food choices. And according to nutrition statistics, over 95% of Americans are fiber deficient – yikes! Add some into your diet today with these high fiber foods and watch the pounds melt away.

TIPS:

  • Read nutrition labels and in general, the fewer ingredients, the better
  • Buy foods without packaging or minimal packaging, like a banana or regular oatmeal
  • Prepare bulk items at the beginning of the week to avoid buying cans, like beans. Make a batch and keep it on hand for soups and salads.
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