Not all processed foods are bad for you. Lightly processed foods have a lot in common with whole foods. They tend to have nutrients you need like vitamins, minerals, and fiber. But highly processed foods may be higher in added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium.
It’s easier than you think to trade highly processed foods for lightly processed ones. Breakfast is a good place to start. You may kick off your day with highly processed food and not even know it.
Do you eat one of these highly processed breakfast foods? Here are some lightly processed foods you can try instead: