In a society where it’s all about the hustle 24/7, time seems more scarce, convenience rules, easy options are abundant, fast food is calling, and the choices might be cheap — but they are not without cost and consequences. The spread of cheap, highly processed foods has been linked to rising obesity rates and heart disease not just in America, but around the world. What we eat has a lot to do with our culture, family traditions and memories. But for the sake of reversing the chronic ailments that are impacting us and killing our dearest loved ones, it’s critical that we stop and rethink some of our food choices. Learn how you can do just that in step five of our Spring Into Ultimate Wellness series. Just click the play button above to listen.
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This week’s resources:
Check out these simple snacks you can easily make at home
Here are seven weeks of meal prep ideas curated by The Kitchn
Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
See how the food gets us addicted to highly processed foods in Sugar, Salt, Fat, by Michael Moss.
Are ultra-processed foods associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease?
Need a better understanding of exactly what is processed food? Check out this guide to see the levels of processed foods.
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