Are ultra-processed foods bad for you? | Decomplicated

More than half of the calories an average person in the UK consumes comes from ultra-processed foods.

Examples of ultra-processed foods include ice cream, crisps and ready meals, but can also include seemingly healthy foods like yoghurts, breads and cereals.

These types of foods are convenient and heavily marketed to us, but research links them to health issues and even early death.

So what are ultra-processed foods? What impact do they have on society and the environment? And what can you do to minimise your consumption of them?

This is Decomplicated.


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