Ultra processed food are foods that are made up of a large number of other processed foods. Prepackaged snacks and most instant noodles are considered ultra processed foods. They have very little nutrition and they lead to excess sugar consumption. They are very unhealthy for most people to consume.
- more than half the calories in U.S. diets come from ultra-processed foods.
- The term “ultra-processed” may be an unfamiliar one, but it applies to many familiar foods. These include soft drinks, packaged snacks and baked goods
- the best way to satisfy a sweet tooth is through foods in which the sugar is part of a whole food
“Too much sugar in the diet has been linked to the development of high blood pressure, increased triglycerides, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and fatty liver problems. It also makes insulin less effective in lowering blood sugar.”