Can ultra-processed foods actually be good for you?


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4 Jun 2021
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Well, can they?

Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) have hit the headlines around the world this year, with studies blaming them for everything from weight gain to early death.

UPFs are industrially-made food such as ice-cream, breakfast cereal and biscuits – and almost 60% of calorie intake in the UK is believed to come from them.

This year, a huge amount of media attention has focused on ultra-processed foods, with TV doctor Chris Van Tulleken eating a UPF-heavy diet, and documenting how it gave him sleep problems and made him gain weight.

One study has suggested that UPFs could be responsible for 10% of deaths in people aged 30 to 69.

That's not a good start, but read on.

Yummy! Can I have one?

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