The Processed Food Problem

The Processed Food Problem

By Stephanie Seferian

About 60 percent of the foods Americans eat these days are processed, and diet-related illnesses are the leading cause of mortality in the USA. If you’re like most people you may be spending your hard-earned dollars on food you’ve been told is healthy and safe but simply isn't.  Amidst both all the conflicting diet information and all the greenwashing it has never been more important to pay attention to what's in our food. On today's show we discuss the processed food problem by zeroing in on 3 specific additives we should be on the lookout for the next time we venture into the grocery store. Here's a preview: [4:30] Is processing the problem, or is it the additives? [7:30] Why 'Generally Recognized As Safe' is ridiculously unsafe [15:00] Red 3, Yellow 4, and everything you need to know about artificial food dyes  [18:00] The connection between the benzoates and hyperactivity [24:00] What on earth is potassium bromate? Here's the simplest way to avoid this bread additive This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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