The so-called “American diet” doesn’t have a reputation for being the most healthful.
But just how terrible is it? A new study revealed some disturbing information.
According to new research published in the online journal BMJ Open, “ultra-processed” foods make up more than half of all calories consumed in the US and almost all of our added sugar intake.
In case you are wondering what the study authors mean by “ultra-processed foods”, here’s how they define them…