Ultra-processed foods are linked to 32 illnesses including cancer and heart disease
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According to new research from The BMJ, it’s reported that ultra-processed foods are harmful to every part of the body after being linked to 32 illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. Ultra-processed foods refers to items containing ingredients people would not usually add if they were to cook it at home.
As a result, some experts have called for biscuits, cakes and sweets to be treat like cigarettes.
Foods that fall into the ultra-processed category also include wholemeal bread, fish fingers and baked beans, but according to the British Nutrition Foundation, few UPFs can actually be part of a healthy diet.