GREAT POST from Diatribe!
A study finds that packaged snacks, pre-prepared meals, and other “ultra-processed” foods lead to weight gain; unprocessed foods lead to weight loss
There remains debate over which diet is “best” for weight loss and maintenance, but one thing nearly everyone agrees on is to decrease intake of “ultra-processed” foods. Ultra-processed foods typically include at least five ingredients, concentrated doses of sugar and refined carbohydrates, and long shelf lives (i.e., they don’t spoil quickly). Processed foods often include substances not found in home-cooked meals like dyes, artificial flavors, non-sugar sweeteners, and preservatives. See examples of processed and unprocessed foods at the end of the article!
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