#AceFoodNews – BRITAIN – April 11 – (BBC) – The white stuff you sprinkle on your food is back in the headlines. Whether it’s salt or sugar, it seems many of us may be consuming too much. So how easy is it to live without processed food for a week? Helen Briggs finds out.
The first day of my new regime involves rifling through kitchen cupboards to see what I’m permitted to eat. The definition of processed food varies, but according to the US Food and Drug Administration it comprises:
Any food other than a raw agricultural commodity and includes any raw agricultural commodity that has been subject to processing, such as canning, cooking, freezing, dehydration or milling.
So out with pasta, oil, tinned tomatoes and many other staples.
Unlimited fruit and vegetables are an easy option, along with the humble baked spud.
But what about protein? I don’t eat meat so that means soaking and cooking my own lentils and chickpeas, rather than buying them tinned.
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