Should You Fear Ultra-Processed Foods?

The complex problem of UPFs and why the headlines are very misleading

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd
8 min readMar 8, 2024

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Pictured: Processed. Also, yum. I ❤ sausages. Photo by LikeMeat on Unsplash

For decades, we’ve been trying to figure out how to separate food into easy “healthy” and “unhealthy” categories. There was the “calorie-dense and nutrient poor” descriptor, there’s the ever-present discussion about full vs low fat, and the ongoing war about carbs, seed oils…

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