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Highly Processed Foods: Are They Harmful to Our Health?

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  • Climate and Science Correspondent, BBC News

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Nutritional enhancers such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) are found in some instant foods such as Chinese noodles.

Twenty years ago, no one would have heard the term “ultra-processed foods” – but today, half of the food people eat in the UK falls into this category.

From sliced ​​brown bread to ice cream to ready-to-eat foods, this type of food involves various — but often high — industrial processing.

“Ultra-processed foods are among the most profitable foods for food companies,” says Professor Marion Nessl, a food policy expert and professor of nutrition at New York University.

And as we consume more highly processed foods – the UK is one of the biggest consumers of highly processed foods in Europe – rates of type 2 diabetes are also rising.

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