Americans Are Buying More of These Groceries Than Ever Before

An alarming New York University School of Global Public Health study found that Americans are eating more ultra-processed foods than ever.

Ultra-processed foods include hot dogs, deli meats, sweet breakfast cereals, soft drinks, and more

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study found that nearly all demographics, regardless of wealth

Poor nutrition quality is connected to chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

“The average U.S. diet has become more processed. In a statement, NYU School of Public Health assistant professor/postdoctoral 

, the study's primary author, stated consuming more ultra-processed foods is linked to poor diet quality and higher risk of various chronic diseases.

The high and increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods in the 21st century may be a key driver of the obesity epidemic."

Participants recorded 24-hour food intake from 2001 to 2018. Researchers then divided their replies into four dietary groups

Researchers examined dietary data from over 41,000 adults who participated in the CDC-led National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Fewer processed foods. Whole foods like fruits, grains, meat, veggies, and dairy are included.

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