Processed foods have recently been under scrutiny after a troubling study from the National Institutes of Health found that people on ultra-processed diets ate more calories and gained more weight than they did when offered the same amount of nutrients from less processed food.
Researchers say that there’s something different about how quickly our bodies take in processed foods and how those foods interact with key hormones that help regulate our appetites.
This is scary news, but nothing new. For many years, other researchers have connected packaged and ready-made foods with more cancer cases, more early deaths and higher chances of cancer diagnoses.
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