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What are the harmful effects of processed foods on my body?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
When we eat processed foods, our bodies lose the capacity to self-heal efficiently as chronic inflammation takes over and our natural sources of "fixer uppers," such as antioxidants, get used up. In addition, without ample supplies nearby and continual replenishment of the nutrients we need to run our systems and natural defense mechanisms, the flames of aging, inflammation, and free-radical pandemonium hit high marks. And when the stress simmers over long periods of time -- perhaps years -- the entire waterfall effect among hormones, inflammatory chemicals, and free radicals sets the stage for accelerated aging. It also spells a recipe for energy disaster.
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