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3 Ways to Limit Processed Foods (& the Ones You Should Keep in Your Diet)

3 Ways to Limit Processed Foods (& the Ones You Should Keep in Your Diet)

Learn which packaged foods to limit and which can be part of a healthy diet.

You’ve probably heard that you should limit processed foods in your diet, but might be wondering exactly what those foods are—and how to cut back on them. Many packaged foods are full of ingredients you can’t pronounce and are loaded with sodium, sugar and unhealthy saturated fat, so it’s worth trying to avoid them when possible. Here are some simple swaps you can make to cut back on unhealthy processed foods. And, because not everything that comes in a box or plastic tub is bad for you, learn which packaged foods can actually be part of a healthy diet.

—Lisa D’Agrosa, M.S., R.D.

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