Ever felt bad about the fact that every food item you love happens to be bad for your health? Almost all the processed foods we love such as fries, burgers, coke, chocolate, fried chicken, soft drinks, sweets and packed food items are not recommended by most of the nutritionists. But here is a good news: there are some processed foods which dietitians and nutritionists approve of. You can eat the following processed food items all you want.

Frozen Pizza

What? A Pizza is approved by dietitian? Yes! You can eat frozen pizza ( in moderate quantities, of course) because its cheese is calcium-rich. You can tomato sauce, which is good for health because it is full of anti-oxidants. However, you should not add up pepperoni or sausages because they have high saturated fats.

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Yogurt

Yes! You can eat that fruit yogurt to your fullest. Yogurt is full of excellent vitamins and proteins. You can get Vitamin B12, probiotics, Calcium and energy from yogurt. Mostly, the processed food items of Yogurt do not have much sugar.

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Dark Chocolate

Moderate amounts of dark chocolate are great for your health. They keep the cholesterol levels in balance. They also regulate the blood pressure. Dark Chocolate could increase the serotonin chemical in your brain, which makes you feel good.

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Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is teeming with plant based unsaturated fat. Try to buy the peanut butter, which has low sugar and  fructose corn syrup.

Frozen Vegetables

Frozen vegetables are far better than the fresh ones. Why? Because when vegetables are picked, they are in a raw form with dirt and impurities. Frozen veggies are slightly processed, which actually increases their nutrition.

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Tomato Sauce

Yes, you can have pure tomato ketchup in your food. It is not bad for you. Why? Because fresh tomatoes have a special kind of lycopene which help in fighting cancer. Processed tomato sauces have less sugar and sodium as compared to other ketchup types.

closeup of bowl with tomato sauce (pulp_

closeup of bowl with tomato sauce (pulp_

Canned Beans

Canned beans are rare exceptions from the otherwise harmful canned food. Beans should be the vital part of your diet. But boiling and cooking beans is a headache. The good news is that you can eat canned beans. They maintain the proteins and low fat of the pure beans. They also have low sodium.

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Veggie Burgers

Yes, you read that right. You can eat vegetable burgers. Vegetable burgers have textured vegetable protein which come from extraction of soy from the soybeans. But you should not eat all the vegetable burgers. Always try to read the ingredients and try to leave the ones with artificial colors and starch.

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