Yes, Processed Food is Awful for You

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The image shows a screenshot of an article from The Wall Street Journal titled "The Trouble With America's Ultra-Processed Diet". The article discusses the rising concern about ultra-processed foods in American diets and their effects on health. Displayed in the image is a paper grocery bag, spilling over with various processed food items like Nature Valley granola bars, Pizza Parlanno, Pepperidge Farm bread, Clif bars, a jar of Jif peanut butter, and Beyond Burger patties. The bag and products are set against a green background, suggesting the theme of groceries or dietary choices.

This is the kind of thing that shouldn’t need an article.

Although I’ll admit that Pepperidge Farm bread loaf surprised me.

Maybe this is news to you, if so, hear this:

Recent studies have linked diets high in ultra-processed foods to increased risks of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and depression.

It isn’t a little evidence, it’s reams of evidence that eating this way is terrible for you in a way that makes you die earlier.

Eating better isn’t complicated: the closer a food is to the way it was grown, swam or walked the better it is. Maybe not a perfect rule, but you will eat better following it.


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