Processed foods (such as crisps, caked and cookies) are loaded with calories and provide you with little to no nutritional value. However, natural foods (such as fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables) are lower in calories and packed full of health boosting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Cutting back on processed foods and replacing them with natural, nutrient rich foods is an essential part of achieving any health and fitness goal. Eating poor quality foods has a negative impact on your energy levels, your metabolism, your muscles and more and this makes succeeding with common health and fitness goals (such as building muscle, boosting your cardiovascular fitness and losing weight) very difficult. However, eating natural foods has the opposite effect and provides your body with the fuel it needs to accomplish any health and fitness goal.
The articles below provide you with further information on replacing processed foods with natural foods along with plenty of tasty, natural food and meal recommendations. So if you’re currently struggling to kick your processed food habit, have a read and start adding more natural foods to your diet today.
1) Healthy Recipes:- A huge list of healthy recipes containing natural, nutrient rich versions of many popular processed foods including burgers, chips, desserts and sausages.
2) 5 Healthy & Low Calorie Soft Drink Substitutes:- A selection of five sweet, nutrient packed replacements for soft drinks, all of which contain less than 100 calories.
3) 7 Healthy Carbohydrates You Should Be Eating Regularly:- A collection of nutrient packed healthy carbohydrates you can use to replace processed carbohydrates such as crisps, chocolate and cookies.
4) 6 Top Dietary Sources Of Protein:- An article highlighting six healthy and tasty protein sources that you can eat instead of low quality proteins such as burgers, fried chicken and sausages.
5) 6 Excellent Sources Of Dietary Fat:- A list of six healthy, natural, fat rich foods which are a good replacement for almost any processed foods.