We are sick… and we don’t need to be. The path to good health lies in understanding the details of what you eat.
Once-rare diseases are now common. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and type 2 diabetes impact millions each year; many people are also struggling with countless other afflictions, all of which can be traced back—at least in significant measure—to the foods we eat.
Harvard’s Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health puts it simply on their website (see link in my comment below): Processed foods are generally thought to be inferior to unprocessed foods. They may bring to mind a packaged food item containing many ingredients, perhaps even artificial colors, flavors, or other chemical additives. Often referred to as convenience or pre-prepared foods, processed foods are suggested to be a contributor to the obesity epidemic and rising prevalence of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
So, even if you eat plant-based processed foods, you still leave your health vulnerable to these chronic illnesses. I like to tell people to follow a Plant 2.0 diet, which means to eat foods that are both plant-based and minimally processed. (When you read the label of many “health foods”, they really aren’t very good for you.)