Ultra Processed Foods Add Hundreds of Calories Daily
Most people who eat ultra-processed foods do it because of its convenience. Studies are showing that although it may save time and money, it’s unhealthy. According to a study published by the Journal Cell Metabolism, 61% of American adults get their diets from ultra processed foods.
People who mainly eat ultra-processed foods consumer nearly 500 more calories a day. Those who stick to ultra-processed gain, on average, two pounds a month. People who stick to unprocessed foods lose nearly two pounds a month.
The authors of this study also point out that confusion over all the diet and nutrition being marketed to the general public only adds to this problem.