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Cutting out processed foods from your diet can seem like an overwhelming task.  As I'm learning more and more about what should and shouldn't go in my body, I've found that there are definitely a few key rules that seem to be common throughout a lot of what I read.  One of those rules, as written by Michael Pollan from In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, is:
Avoid food prodcuts containing ingredients that are a) unfamiliar, b) unpronounceable, c) more than five in number, or that include d) high-fructose corn syrup... [These foods] have crossed over from foods to food products.
This one can definitely be tough!  It really only takes flour, yeast, water, and salt to make bread...but check the ingredient list the next time you buy bread from the supermarket...the list is so long!  We have made our own bread a few times, but now we mostly buy Ezekial sprouted bread from the freezer section of the supermarket, or we buy the whole wheat bread from a nearby bakery. 
Just looking at the ingredient list and becoming aware of what you are putting in your body is a great start in my opinion!

What are some of your tips for avoiding processed foods??

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