Processed Foods - Friends or Foe? A Deep Dive || Fahad Ahmad & Corey Behn

Processed Foods - Friends or Foe? A Deep Dive || Fahad Ahmad & Corey Behn

In this very controversial podcast, we go deep into the topic of processed foods. We look at common myths, misconceptions, and concerns around food processing and its impact on health and human lifestyle.


Fahad Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys delving into the science of food and nutrition. He practices Ashtanga Yoga, Weight Training, Crossfit, Calisthenics, and Plyometric type of training and has been part of the fitness and nutrition world for more than 15 years. He leads the "Modern Renaissance" lifestyle of tapping into multiple knowledge bases to solve a problem.

Corey Behn lives a multifaceted life rooted in a foundation comprised of Yoga, Science, Adventure, and Nature. He has always had a burning curiosity of existence itself, constantly seeking out truth in all corners of the universe. He enjoys the sport of rock climbing and photographing beautiful landscapes and macro scrapes alike. When night falls, the cosmos up above receives his full attention, studying all types of celestial entities. Corey’s role at Ketogeek originates from his love of creative cooking in the kitchen, continuously creating new symphonies of flavor and texture for our tastebuds.


1:17 - Ketogeek updates, our products & Energy Pods plug

7:00 - What are processed and ultra-processed foods?

8:56 - How health is a jigsaw puzzle

9:35 - Problems with modern processed foods

13:36 - Does processed food cause increased energy intake?

17:30 - Critically analyzing the NOVA Classification of processed foods

27:48 - Where ultra-processed and processed foods work

31:04 - Do processed foods lack nutrient density?

33:33 - Are processed foods are filled with energy?

36:56 - Do processed foods cause overeating?

39:45 - Do processed foods cause mood swings?

42:37 - Are ultra-processed foods are loaded with “bad” oils?

47:02 - Processed food ingredients are a chemistry list. Is that bad?

52:32 - Do processed foods sabotage sleep?

55:08 - Processed foods are man-made. Is that an issue?

1:00:06 - Processed foods are too easy to consume and obtain. Is that bad?

1:02:03 - Does food volume make you feel full?

1:07:47 - Are packaged foods too colorful and manipulative?

1:13:01 - Processed foods are hyper-palatable! Is that bad?

1:16:10 - “Dietary Compensation” and why you feel full longer depending on the food.

1:17:48 - Do processed foods mess up your satiety hormones?

1:20:40 - Scientists can be biased too

1:22:21 - YouTube video of a UK doctor who goes on an 80% ultra-processed diet. (Edit: The video had close to 700,000 views, NOT 2 million)

1:26:06 - Going on a 99% ultra-processed food diet

1:28:15 - The bigger picture and importance of industrialization in the United States