11 Reasons to Ditch Processed Foods

Processed foods hide some dirty secrets. Here's how to avoid them.

January 30, 2013

Your Wallet

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The Facts: Processed foods may seem like a deal in terms of convenience, but when you break down the cost, it's generally cheaper--and way healthier--to make those same foods from scratch. For instance, a popular brand's microwave bowl of chili costs $3.39 and includes harmful bisphenol A, fake food dye, and industrial meat raised using antibiotics, as well as other questionable additives.

Healthy Tip: You can whip up a batch of gourmet, 100-percent-organic chili from scratch using fresh ingredients, including omega-3-rich, heart-healthy grass-fed beef, for about $2.86 per serving. Cheaper, tastier, organic, and healthier!

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