A recent study found that eating processed foods caused people to gain weight and eating unprocessed foods resulted in weight loss.

During the study people were provided with their meals and were able to eat as much or as little as they wanted. The people who ate the processed diet tended to eat faster and eat more calories than the people eating the unprocessed diet.

Have a look at the foods eaten in both diets below. It’s really sad, but the processed diet examples could be straight from a public school menu or even a home packed lunch.

The processed diet:

Processed breakfasts included:
honey nut cheerios, Otis Spunkmeyer blueberry muffins with margarine, Jenni-O turkey bacon, Sara Lee English muffins, Chef Pierre croissants, Lender’s plain bagels with Philadelphia cream cheese, Yoplait blueberry yogurt and Eggo pancakes with Smuckers syrup.

Processed lunches included: Chef Boyardee beef ravioli, Crystal Light diet lemonade, Otis Spunkmeyer oatmeal raisin cookies, quesadillas made...

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