No. Processed food is never healthy and lacks in retaining the essential nutrients of the food. It is because of the fact that processed or packaged food goes thru various processes before it gets packaged and labeled. Processed food has become the obvious choice of the buyers because it is hassle free and comes with longer shelf life. However, processed food can never compete with freshly made food in terms of food value, nutrition, and health. Just imagine how cooked vegetables gets stale within a day itself, but packaged food stays on shelf for even upto 1 year. Thus the preservatives added are strong enough to make the food edible even after a year. Would such strong preservatives healthy for our body? Definitely not !