Why Avoid Ultra-Processed Foods

By Shruti Sanwariya

Do You Know?

Ultra-processed foods make up more than 50% of the total dietary energy consumed in high-income countries such as the U.S., Canada, and the UK.

What are Ultra-processed foods

These foods are heavily processed and often contain artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, and other additives that provide minimal nutritional benefits and are rich in calories, sugar, sodium, and unhealthy fats.

Why Stay Away from It

Sweetened breakfast cereals have a bunch of sugar, artificial colors, and preservatives. Instead, go for whole grain cereals having less added sugar and more natural ingredients.

Switch to Healthier Options

Sweetened drinks result in gaining weight, trouble with insulin, and teeth cavities. Instead try picking water, herbal teas, or fizzy water with natural flavors.

Make a Smart Choice

As an alternative to burgers and fries that have a lot of bad fats, salt, and calories, make your burgers using lean meats or plant-based options, and bake or air-fry your potato slices for a healthier choice.

Welcome Nutrient-Rich Snacks

Snacks like potato chips, cookies, and candy bars have lots of unhealthy fats and processed carbs. Rather, shift to snacks made from whole foods like nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies.

Embrace Homemade Cooking

Ready-made microwave meals and frozen dinners might be easy, but they often have preservatives and fake flavors. So, try cooking your fresh meals.

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