Americans are Eating 80% Ultra-Processed Foods

According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt. This study reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.

About 80% of Americans’ total calorie consumption comes from store-bought foods and beverages (packaged and unpackaged), the food and beverage supply plays a central role in the development of chronic disease.

The study was published July 24 in the journal Nutrients. It aims to provide new information for consumers, researchers and policymakers to encourage food manufacturers to reformulate or replace unhealthy products and to inform the U.S. government on where action may be needed to improve the healthfulness of the U.S. packaged food and beverage supply.

as seen in Science Daily, sciencedaily.com
read more: chiroeco.com/ultra-processed-food

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