What is Processed Food?
It is such a broad term. Technically speaking, it includes butter, definitely cheese, fruit juice, smoothies, roast potatoes, soup, cooked veges, milo, raw cacao, coconut oil (what!), etc, as all of these have been modified or processed in some way, as compared to whole foods that are in their natural state: apples, raw cabbage, whole milk, coconut water, etc. Some foods are virtually indigestible to us without some kind of preparation or processing, and we have traditions dating back thousands of years. Generally, however, when we talk about processed foods, these days, we are usually referring to foods that will survive on a shelf for a very long time - so they have been modified in a way that defies nature - either using chemicals, or using processes that alter the nature of food itself - or some of the ingredients. But remember the broader context as it helps us to make appropriate decisions - there are many shades of grey!
What are the Chemicals?