One of the main problems with the consumption of processed, packaged, and preprepared foods is that often, you are not sure exactly what you are eating. When you rely on others to prepare your food, there can be the addition of ingredients that are not first and foremost added for health reasons, but may instead be added for taste reasons or to extend shelf life. Food manufacturers do not sell food to benefit the health, but are instead interested in selling large volumes of produce, and so food taste is their primary objective. Consuming food as prepared foods, therefore carries a certain element of risk, and in this regard it can be considered rather like a lucky dip as to whether the food promotes ill health and disease. Preparing your own food, such that the ingredients used are known to be health promoting removes this risk and protects the individual from exploitation by food manufacturers. If prepared foods are consumed, those foods that are unprocessed and with clear ingredients listed on the packaging should always take preference.
Eat Well, Stay Healthy, Protect Yourself