Consuming no processed food for a month sounds like an excellent idea. The no-processed-food pledge is the brainchild of Andrew Wilder at Eating Rules. Although I rarely eat processed food anymore, this coming month will be a good way to make sure I am as assiduous as I think I am.
Click to read all about the pledge and, if you want, sign on too. Of course, you don't have to sign the pledge to nevertheless eat no processed food in October. Wilder writes:
In October of 2009, I was struck by a simple idea:
What would happen if I went for an entire month without eating any processed foods?
This question would have been laughable (rather, nonsensical) just a few decades ago.
What has happened to our food supply in America is pretty scary. Obviously this is a huge topic, but for now, let me just say this: It seems that almost every food that comes with an ingredients list on it is likely to be laden with extra sugar, fat, and salt. And preservatives. And flavorings. And artificial colors.
I’m not okay with this.
So I tried it, along with a few good friends: A month of no processed foods. It was revelatory.
Note: Click to read Eating Rule's definition of processed foods.