Hi Guys. After my diagnosis I have been altering my diet. I am mainly trying to cut out all or most processed food. Whilst I know the definition of 'processed' defers from person to person but what actually defines "bad processed" food?
The way I've been selecting my food is by looking at the ingredient labels to check whether the food item has any preservatives, emulsifiers, artificial sweetners/flavourings/colourings or anything else of this kind. If the food item doesn't contain these and is healthy (eg. isn't full of fat) then I deem it as 'unprocessed' and eat it. The problem with this is that there are so many foods that are out for me, such as sunflower butter (which had 'preservative' listed as an ingredient) even though I know it is healthy.
I also eat a lot of CANNED tuna and I was talking to a friend today who said canned tuna or anything else that is canned is highly processed... but when I looked at the label, all it had was tuna and spring water. Would eating canned tuna be bad because it is 'processed'? Can it be defined as processed?
Sorry if this sounds confusing. I am at the stage of altering my diet and am still trying to find foods suitable for me.