What Does Real Versus Fake Food Look Like?
By Toby Amidor, M.S., R.D.
The same food can be packaged in many ways. You can have an apple, or the apple can be turned into applesauce or apple pie. There are advantages, like convenience, but also disadvantages, like some options aren’t as nutritious. In some cases, the way a food is processed is so far from the food it started as that you can think of it as fake. Because these fake foods carry with them lots of unhealthy nutrients, like sugar, sodium or saturated fat, you really want to steer clear of eating them too often. Here are five foods where this can happen.