Highly processed foods are a part of life. They’re easy to find and easy to make. But it can also be easy to swap highly processed foods for lightly processed ones.
The reason? Highly processed foods tend to be low in nutrients we want more of, like fiber. They also tend to be high in things we want less of, like sugar, saturated fat, and sodium.
Here are some highly processed foods you may eat for lunch or dinner. You’ll also see a less processed food you can choose instead.