I hear a lot of people talk about how bad processed foods are for you, but I am having trouble finding supporting evidence.
I can certainly understand that such foods are not healthy per se, but when people make positive claims they they are damaging to your health, then I would like to see some evidence.
I came across this question which does not really answer my question above. It mentions some theories, but no real evidence or studies.
From what I can find, the few things that may be harmful to you are only harmful in mass amounts, significantly more than any person is going to consume in a server.
I would think it stands to reason that in developed countries the relevant governmental department such as the FDA ensures the food sold is not harmful to people. Certainly they may cause weight gain or hinder a healthy lifestyle, but that is quite a separate thing from actually causing any damaging condition such as diabetes or cancer or problems with various organs.
Which is not to say that these foods are not doing that, but from what I can tell we have no evidence to support the claim that they are at present. If anyone could point me in the direction of such studies or evidence, that would be great.