I read and watched this video of YouTube and it was saying that all processed foods are bad for your body because they are the ones that make you fat. The video said that all of the chemicals they put into the food, your body stores as fat. As your body doesn't know what these chemicals are they store them in the fat to keep them away from something. I wanted to know your opinions on it? Thank you.
No the body doesn't work like that, fat is it's go to energy reserve where it puts the excess food you consume and not all processed food is not bad for example the protein powder, green tea extract etc the problem with processed food is that the companies usually strip away the vitamins or fibre etc and add artificial flavours etc which are not natural like processed flour etc eat whole foods but don't buy into the bs of chemicals being stored as fat
I've never heard of chemicals turning into fat in the body and it doesn't sound plausible. But chemicals can be stored IN body fat, as well as certain minerals and vitamins and heavy metals found in nature (this is why animals and fish higher up in the food chain can die from eg led poisoning or chemicals released by humans into nature).
Processed food often contain added sugar though, because it's been stripped of its natural flavors. This also goes for several low fat dairy products, like yoghurt. I advice you to always read labels before you buy anything and stick to as clean food and products as possible. Next time you go to the store, compare the labels of a full fat unflavored yoghurt and a low fat flavored one! I rather eat a little less of a full fat yoghurt with two ingredients (milk and yoghurt cultures) than low fat yoghurt with ten different ingredients, including sugar or other sweeteners. Sugar is more bound to get you fatter than fat.
Anna, absolutey agree with you about yoghurt...I think the same, I would reather eat a bit more fat or sugar, then chemicals
Anna is right. Read the labels. Processed foods are mostly high is sodium. Also, most processed foods are stored in a can or plastic bottles which contains BPA - an estrogenlike chemical that wreaks havoc to your hormones. This causes cancers, and for guys, man boobs. O_O And lastly, try to avoid foods with chemical ingredients that you find hard to read and pronounce. Choose foods that are close to their natural state...