As if there’s not enough reasons already to avoid processed foods, it’s just been found that for every 10% increase in processed food intake, there is a 12% increase in overall cancer risk.
Much of the reason for this is because unhealthy, processed foods acidify our system. This leads to inflammation and adversely affects gut integrity. This then allows toxins that we inadvertently injest to more easily pass through the linings of our gastrointestinal tract and circulate throughout our system.
A whole foods diet is in effect and alkaline diet. To measure your success in consuming and alkaline diet, measure your morning pH. It should be above seven every day. If not, start a food diary and make sure that you eat little to no processed foods and minimize your red meat consumption