Study says over-processed foods causes weight gain

Health

We live in a society that is surrounded by convenience, and that is no more obvious than when it comes to our food options.

One study says that a shocking 61-percent of American adults get their total diet from ultra-processed foods.

The convenience may save you time, but it’s not doing any favors to your waistline.

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And, in another study, people who mainly eat ultra-processed foods consume about 500 more calories per day because they ate more.

The study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, found that during a one-month period, they gained an average of two pounds. Those that stuck to unprocessed foods, lost about two pounds.

The people on the ultra-processed diet also ate faster and took extra helpings.

The authors of the study point out confusion over all the diet and nutrition advice being marketed to the public saying it only adds to the problem. 

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