Ultraprocessed foods can make you fat, new study says

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People limited to a diet of primarily highly processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when their diet mostly consisted of minimally processed foods. 

We live in a society that is surrounded by convenience. 

And that is no more obvious than when it comes to our food options. 

One study says that a shocking 61% of American adults get their total diet from ultraprocessed foods. 

The convenience may save you time — but it’s not doing any favors to your waistline. 

And in another study, people who mainly eat ultraprocessed foods, consume about 500 more calories per day because they ate more. 

The study published in the journal Cell Metabolism found that during a one-month period, they gained an average of two pounds. 

Those that stuck to unprocessed foods lost about two pounds. 

The people of the ultraprocessed diet also ate faster, and took extra helpings. 

The authors of the study point out confusion over all of the diet and nutrition advice being marketed to the general public, saying it only adds to the problem. 

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