Study: 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Lead To Weight Gain

Researchers have confirmed what we already suspected was true - processed and 'ultra-processed' foods are leading to weight gain and other health issues. A new study found that people with a diet consisting mainly of 'ultra-processed' foods - foods loaded with sugar, salt, and preservatives - tend to consume about 500 more calories per day than a diet of fresh, whole foods. That adds up to an average gain of two pounds over the one-month study. So how do you avoid ultra-processed foods? Check the ingredient list - if it's a long list of chemical-sounding ingredients, ditch it and grab something fresh instead. How much of your diet consists of processed foods? Have you made any major diet changes over the last year?

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