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It’s a well-known fact that processed foods are bad for our health. Even so, since they are more convenient than other foods and they are so readily available, it’s easy to fall into the habit of using them once in a while – or perhaps more often – despite knowing that we shouldn’t be doing it.
Sometimes the best way to get out of this bad habit is to understand a little more about how more natural foods can benefit us when we incorporate them into our diets. Armed with this knowledge rather than simply being told that processed foods are bad, it will be easier to make better choices when buying food. Here are just some of the reasons why natural foods are better for your health than anything else.
When you eat more natural foods (or only natural foods) and you make all your meals from scratch, it’s much easier to take care of your weight management. Whether you’re trying to lose, maintain, or gain weight for health reasons (and for personal ones), what you eat will form a major part of your ability to do this.
Natural foods like the lamb from Superior Farms have no preservatives or other hidden ingredients that can cause weight gain, and that’s a good start. However, on top of this, when you are making your own dishes using natural ingredients you can control exactly how much you include and you can be sure there are no ‘hidden extras’, thus making it easier to control your weight.
All The Nutrients
When you eat unprocessed, more natural foods, you are eating all the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to be as healthy as possible. Processed foods won’t have as many – if any – of these essential nutrients, and therefore aren’t doing anything for your health.
The more natural foods you can eat, the better your body will feel and the better it will be able to do its job. That not only means you’ll be able to move around without any pain, for example, but it also means that you’ll be better prepared to fight off infection and sickness, and your brain will be healthier too, meaning that you are more productive and focused.
Costs Less Overall
You might think that natural food is more expensive than processed food which is mass-produced and priced low to encourage people to buy it. However, the real price difference between natural and processed foods isn’t actually that match; for every 2,000 calories, ‘real’ food costs about $1.50 more than processed food.
Even if this is a large amount (and it might be, depending on your budget and income), it’s a much cheaper price than having to pay the medical bills that come with obesity, heart problems, diabetes, and other chronic life conditions that are linked to processed foods.
And, if you bulk buy your natural foods and then spend one day a month cooking up some delicious dishes and freezing the majority of them, you’ll be able to save money in the long term, and you’ll always have something healthy and tasty to eat whenever you need it.