When is processing a good thing?

I’ve come to the conclusion that we really can’t improve on our food supplies through processing. We have developed more food processes than ever before. Now, on the cusp of restaurants offering the ultimate (meatless) burger, I wonder how we think we can suddenly feed ourselves better than history proves. Eating food that is manufactured may help prevent starvation and afford the shelf life and cost effectiveness to reduce world hunger but, not without consequence.

Juice has been considered a healthy derivative of fruit for decades, yet recently we find that the concentrated fructose in fruit juice can greatly accelerate the increase in insulin resistance and thus increase the likelihood of type 2 diabetes. Now food scientists have found a way to reduce sugar in juice. Is this a good thing? What do you think? See the referenced article link below.

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http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/trends-business/better-juice-and-citrosuco-collaborate-develop-reduced-sugar-orange-juice-using-proprietary?topic=521&eid=392591928&bid=2499002

Author: Jeff Kotterman

As the Director of the National Association of Sports Nutrition, I want your experience with our NASN Professionals to be a great one!

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