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Highly processed foods make up over 60% of our diet

Boston - What's in your grocery bags? You might be surprised to learn that on average, over 60 percent of the calories in products Americans buy in grocery stores comes from highly processed foods, according to a new study.

Chemicals used in packaging processed foods may be harmful

Open that box of Nutri-Grain cereal, pour on some milk from the carton, and you're ready to eat. But wait, you need to pop an antihistamine from its little plastic and foil pouch first, downing it with orange juice from the plastic container.

Op-Ed: Processed chicken free of human body parts says factory worker

The confessions of a chicken processing plant worker caused much clucking on a Reddit thread but when it comes to chicken nuggets, the insider gave re-assurance that processed chicken products contain nothing in the way of human body parts.

Tropicana Orange Juice's all-natural claims challenged in court

Tropicana Orange Juice is the latest product to be challenged in lawsuits casting doubt on its "all natural" claims. Lawyers claim the juice should not be labelled "natural" as it is heavily processed using chemically engineered “flavor packs."

Heavily processed carbs addictive, according to study

Are you addicted to chocolates and cookies? Do you suffer withdrawal when you stop eating them temporarily? Then you could be suffering from a classic case of carbohydrate addiction, say scientists.

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