Examples of processed foods are lollies, soft drinks, chips, juices, milk, soups, nuts with additional flavours, pasta dishes, frozen pizzas, biscuits, cakes, processed/cured meats ie. salami.
They come with various additives (sugar, salt, preservatives, artificial flavours, etc.) and stay ‘edible’ for a long period of time before decaying.
They are processed in factories, mostly packed in plastics, and are transported in long distances.
It is much fresher, safer, and healthier, if the foods are sourced from the local or nearby produce (farms, direct outlets and markets), and are home cooked.
That is why it is important to be mindful when choosing the foods you are eating.