Food processing minimal ultra-processed
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The eating behaviours of most Australians has strayed so far from what our grandparents and great grandparents would have eaten. This is likely due to the heavy marketing, promotion, and clever food production methods of the food industry...

These tactics play into the taste preferences of people, which are often for fatty, salty, and sugary foods. Minimally processed and unprocessed foods are closer to their natural form, so they often contain less additives, preservatives, added sugar, saturated fat and salt. Increasing intake of minimally processed foods will have health and environmental benefits.


If you’re not used to it, eating less processed foods can involve a bit of thought and food skills. But don’t worry, it will become habit. We recommend people try to plan their meals around mostly whole (or minimally processed) foods and ask themselves the question - how different is this food from its natural form? This simple question can help people become more aware of what real food is and become more mindful. Many of the unprocessed or minimally processed foods are not in the inside aisles of the supermarket. So, only try and go down the aisle if there is something specific you need (rather than dawdle!).

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