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Wellness Wednesday: Some processed foods may not be so unhealthy

Kraft cheese and macaroni
Toby Talbot
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AP

The American diet has evolved over two and a half centuries.

In our early history many of the foods we ate were grown on farms and in our gardens.

As American lives became busier, and cities became more crowded our diets changed to meet the new need. Thus the development of processed food.

And soon after that came the bad rap. Dieticians and nutrition experts warn us to stay away from them, or at least limit them.

But that bad rap may not always fit.

Some processed foods may not be bad for us, and some may be good for us.

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