9 ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU 

Canned Soups

Not every can is equally ultra-processed—and not every can contains the same level of nutrition.

Bread

f ultra-processed food lists are to be believed, you might think store-bought bread is a no-no for your health, since it often contains fillers, preservatives, emulsifiers, and more.

Granola Bars

When made with whole grains like oats as their first ingredient (and with added sweeteners kept to a minimum), granola bars have plenty to offer in the health department.

Mocktails

Sugar-sweetened beverages like canned cocktails fall squarely into the ultra-processed category.

Breakfast Cereal

While some brands of breakfast cereals have classic harbingers of ultra-processing , others start your morning on a healthy note.

Frozen Meals

Many frozen meals justifiably get their ultra-processed reputation for their high content of sodium and other preservatives.

Jerky

Sure, when loaded with salt and amped up with added sugars, flavored jerkies are definitely ultra-processed.

Packaged Oatmeal

Oats are one of the healthiest foods on earth. Reaping their benefits is all about the way you prepare them.

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