Mind and Body

Six ways processed foods wreak havoc on the body

Chicken nuggets taste so good... why do they have to be so bad?

Flat lay with fried chicken nuggets on yellow background

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If you are what you eat, the vast majority of us are not plain vegetables.


Many of the foods we consume are processed in some way, and that doesn’t mean they’re all bad.

However, there’s one category that comes under extra scrutiny: ultra-processed foods.