Healthy & Fit
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The words “convenience” and “processed” are usually shorthand for foods of less-than-ideal nutritional value. But not all of these packaged foods are highly refined, vitamin-stripped, or loaded with saturated fat, sodium, or added sugars. (For the record, those kinds of foods are technically known as “ultra processed.”) In fact, an elite group of healthy packaged foods takes good-for-you foods and makes them easier to use.
True to their name, winter squashes are ideal foods to have on hand during the cooler months. They not only are packed with immune-enhancing nutrients but also work well in heartier dishes and can last a long time in your kitchen. They're also inexpensive, versatile, and easier to prepare than you’d think.
The foods we eat don’t just have an impact on our health because they affect weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. Certain foods can also promote or suppress chronic inflammation—which researchers are increasingly recognizing as an underlying cause of many health problems.