Why Processed Foods Are So Bad for Us

Oct 27, 2020

Processed foods have become a large part of the American diet due to their convenience for the busy lives people live today. However, there are many negative effects linked to consuming these foods.

There are hundreds of reasons why processed food is not good for the human body. For starters, processed foods are bad because they can:

• Immediately weaken our immune system.
• Cause us to gain weight.
• Cause headaches and migraines.
• Cause acne and other skin issues.
• Cause diseases.
• Cause cancer.
• Cause stress and anxiety.
• Cause fatigue because the body must use a lot of energy to digest them.
• Cause aging.
• Lead to addiction and dependency.
• Cause yeast overgrowth.
• Interfere with digestion.
• Cause food sensitivities and allergies.
• Cause cellulite.
• Cause diabetes.

Most processed foods contain ingredients that are toxic to the human body. As a result, there is little to no nutritional benefit in eating processed food—anything good you might otherwise get from them is counteracted by their negative properties. Processed ingredients include: refined sugar, non-organic dairy, GMO ingredients like corn and soy, and ingredients that are hard to pronounce, such as additives, flavorings, preservatives, anti-caking agents, fillers, and colorings. We innately know it is wrong to eat processed foods as eating them leaves us feeling unfulfilled. When processed foods enter the digestive system, they send a message to the brain saying, “No nutrition received, send more.” That’s why we usually can eat so much processed food in one sitting.


“Processed food is no longer a part of my life thanks to The Earth Diet recipes.” —Stewart, Canada