Ultra-Processed Foods Cause Weight Gain

Ultra-Processed Foods Cause Weight Gain

If we want a diet that supports a healthy weight, we have got to adopt a diet of fresh, unprocessed foods. It’s not easy. It takes time and a commitment to invest the money in healthier foods. This latest study confirms the importance of a healthy diet on our weight.

Dr. Sharma is the head of the Canadian Obesity Network. Here is the beginning of his post. Click on the link at the bottom to go to his blog and read the rest of the article.

Every now and then, a landmark study comes along that definitively answers an important question, and, perhaps more importantly, lays to rest many of the theories that float around both in the scientific literature and the lay media.

It would perhaps not be superlative to note that just such a study by Kevin Hall and colleagues (presented just a few weeks ago at the 6th Biennial Canadian Obesity Summit) has now been published in Cell Metabolism.

The study examines what happens to calorie intake and body weight when people have free access to a diet largely composed of ultra-processed foods vs. a diet composed of unprocessed foods. Ultra-processed foods have been described as “formulations mostly of cheap industrial sources of dietary energy and nutrients plus additives, using a series of processes” and containing minimal whole foods.

Read the entire blog post from Dr. Sharma

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