Industrially produced foods with added sugars, salt, fats, oils, chemical flavourings, colourings, emulsifiers and preservatives to make them taste better and last longer. Ultra-processed foods are higher in calories, lower in nutrients, habit forming and much cheaper to make.     click 4 more info >>>

Key Data: People eating mainly ultra-processed food ate about 500 calories more per day than people eating minimally processed foods. The growth-rate in ultra-processed food consumption and the growth-rate in being overweight or obese are following similar paths. 

Convenience: Ultra-processed foods are easily available, at a relative low cost, in our high streets from supermarkets, local shops, restaurants, fast food outlets, home delivery services and take-aways.  

The Health Risks: Research studies have linked ultra-processed foods to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, strokes, bowel and breast cancer.