Ultraprocessed Foods Make Up A Majority Of Americans' Calorie Intake
A new study says over half of Americans' daily calorie intake comes from food that contains artificial flavors, dyes, sweeteners or preservatives.By Ben Lawson | March 10, 2016
Americans are getting over half their daily calories from "ultraprocessed" food.
A new study says 57.9 percent of people's energy intake comes from foods containing some kind of additive ingredients you wouldn't normally cook with at home, like artificial flavors, dyes, sweeteners and preservatives.
Those additives are common in soda, packaged snacks, breakfast cereals, instant soup and frozen meals.