Originally Posted by campingfreak
I eat a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread just about everyday. My question is. Is turkey lunch meat processed food and should I not be eating it. I run every morning and watch what I eat all day. having trouble loosing fat around middle. could it be the turkey lunch meat? thanks
The short answer is "yes". Most likely, your turkey lunch meat is a processed food and you shouldn't be eating it if you value your health. Almost any food that is potentially good for health can be ruined by processing and made to be unhealthful. There's a big difference between "whole turkey" and turkey that's been ground and formed. If it's been ground and formed, it could have almost anything in it, like you would expect with hot dogs (salt, high fructose corn sweetener, an excessive amount of fat, preservatives etc.). And if the turkey was grain fed, which is most likely the case, it no doubt is high in omega 6, which is known to cause inflamation.
Most likely the problem is not with any one food item alone. Look at the ingredients of your bread. Does it contain high fructose corn sweetener? And what else? Do you add some kind of dressing in your sandwich? Does the dressing contain sodium and sweeteners?