A new study reported by NPR confirms ultra processed foods are likely making us fatter.
There is growing information to support the idea that ultra processed foods are making us gain weight. According to NPR, a recent study suggested that people who ate processed foods of similar caloric intake gained two pounds after a couple of weeks, while those who ate healthy or real food actually lost weight.
The study showed that the problem was not as simple as salt or sugar.
A while ago, another study showed that Brazilians gained weight when Nestle successfully marketed their processed foods to their population.
Processed foods entered the American diet 70 years ago and with it, so did the amount of overweight Americans.
The double blind study was performed by the National Institutes of Health. According to NPR; ” Eating a diet made up of ultra-processed foods actually drives people to overeat and gain weight compared with a diet made up of whole or minimally processed foods. Study participants on the ultra-processed diet ate an average of 508 calories more per day and ended up gaining an average of 2 pounds over a two-week period. People on the unprocessed diet, meanwhile, ended up losing about 2 pounds on average over a two-week period.”
Check out this fascinating study below
It’s Not Just Salt, Sugar, Fat: Study Finds Ultra-Processed Foods Drive Weight Gain
May 16, 201911:00 AM ET
Over the past 70 years, ultra-processed foods have come to dominate the U.S. diet. These are foods made from cheap industrial ingredients and engineered to be super-tasty and generally high in fat, sugar and salt.
The rise of ultra-processed foods has coincided with growing rates of obesity, leading many to suspect that they’ve played a big role in our growing waistlines. But is it something about the highly processed nature of these foods itself that drives people to overeat? A new study suggests the answer is yes.