American Diets Are High in Ultra-Processed Foods

Recommendation: Cut back on foods processed with flavorings full of sugar, salt, and fat.

Food products that contain high amounts of added sugar, salt, and fat account for more than 50 percent of the average American diet, according to a study published online March 9, 2016 in BMJ Open. These “ultra-processed” foods often contain flavorings and other chemical additives, and they are the source of the majority of excess […]

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