It is known that a balanced and varied diet is the most beneficial for a person. However, it is not always possible to follow such a diet. Scientists have found out which products are better to refuse or reduce their number to a minimum.
Ultra-processed foods are highly modified foods, often containing large amounts of salt, sugar, fat, and industrial chemical additives such as preservatives, emulsifiers, sweeteners, artificial colors, and flavors.
These foods include:
ice cream, ham, cold cuts, crisps, breakfast cereals, biscuits, sodas, fruit flavored yogurts, instant soups, certain alcoholic beverages including whisky, gin and rum.
A new study has found that a diet high in ultra-processed foods can put a person at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, analyzed data from nearly 200,000 people divided into three cohorts.
Every 10% of highly processed foods in the diet has been found to increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 12%.
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