Good-for-you processed foods

Everyone processes bread—no one picks loaves from a tree. Not all bread is bad. Whole wheat breads include fiber, minerals, and protein.

It's clear why plant-based protein is popular. Lentils are high in protein, fiber, folate, magnesium, manganese, and other minerals.

Multiple stages don't reduce yogurt's health benefits. Yogurt contains protein, calcium, vitamin B1, and probiotics for digestive and immunological health, according to Magill.

Dried fruits possess the same nutrients. Due to their higher fiber and antioxidant content per serving, they may contain more than fresh fruits.

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White-flour frozen waffles may not be the best breakfast option, but whole-grain ones are. 

Buttery microwave popcorn has hidden trans fats and artificial flavors, making it ultra-processed. Plain or barely salted popcorn is less processed and healthier.

Processing aside, hummus is a simple, healthful dish. "Hummus is made primarily of garbanzo beans and olive oil, making it a heart-healthy snack with fiber and protein.

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