Refining process of food is the act of extracting one or more food elements from their original place of creation in order to make a concentrated batch of the said elements. White refined sugar for example, comes from sugar beets or sugar cane. The more popular refined flours come from cereals. In both cases, the final products have high sugar content. The problem with eating refined sugars and refined flours is that it causes carbohydrate excesses, which the body turns into fat. Sugar is vital, but, in excess is fattening.
Examples of popular refined foods are:
- white rice
- white and brown sugar
- most flours
- vegetable oils
- concentrated fruit juices
- food made with any of the above listed items e.g bread, pasta, chips, pizza, sauce mix, doughnuts, cookies, crackers, molasses, salad dressings, pastries, candy bars, muffins and most chocolates