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October Unprocessed

I talked about October Unprocessed on Sunday, then I found this really awesome infographic from Enlightened Lotus Wellness and absolutely needed to share! I’m such a visual person. For me, reading about how much processed food exists in our diet, and really just how much corn we eat (though I will NOT sacrifice my love for sweet corn on the cob!!) is interesting, but seeing it is so much more. When I first saw Food Inc, a lot clicked, especially the fact that organic isn’t all its cracked up to be and those big organic brands are often owned by some other non-organic brands. Like Cascadian Farms and General Mills or Naked Juice and PepsiCo. So a photo for your thoughts.

 

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Go Unprocessed in October

I hope this infographic serves as motivation to go Unprocessed In October, avoiding all processed foods for the entire month of October.  The idea for October Unprocessed first came to Andrew Wilder a few years ago , and after starting Eating Rules he decided to urge others to take the pledge, and so far this year 5,000 have joined Andrew in the October Unprocessed challenge. Andrew defines processed food as,

Unprocessed food is any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with whole-food ingredients.

I call it “The Kitchen Test.” If you pick up something with a label (if it doesn’t have a label, it’s probably unprocessed), and find an ingredient you’d never use in your kitchen and couldn’t possibly make yourself from the whole form, it’s processed.

Avoiding processed foods is one of the best things…

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