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Old Thu, Jul-18-19, 10:37
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/217/153 Female 5'8"
Progress: 32%
Location: Massachusetts

Definition of Processed for me-- does it look like it came from a whole food?? Or has it been, chopped up, separated, additives added, etc until it is not recognizable.

Bottom line , for me, would a human have eaten it 150 years ago??

American cheese v. cheddar
gatorade v. water

Most processed meats have nitrates added; adding nitrates is a new thing, historically. More non- nitrated added products becoming available.

I look for recipes where I can use straight from the hoof or straight from the garden as a baseline now. Otherwise, I ask myself " what has been done to it?" And check it out.

Aged meats increase the histamines; for most, not a problem, for others it is; also regulations may require adding nitrates.

Ya, I do eat some processed foods anyway!!
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