Grab the nearest packaged food product. Now read the ingredients aloud. To anyone in earshot, it probably sounds like you’re learning a new language. Don’t get down on yourself, the only people who can actually pronounce those ingredients with ease are the scientists who invented them.
Next, look at the nutrition label. Chances are, your product has also got a hearty dose of sugar, sodium, trans fat or all three.
Before you say, “That’s why it’s delicious,” allow Bryce Fluellen, a chef and instructor for the American Heart Association, to remind you what the purpose of food is, “Food is supposed to nourish you, not kill you.”