Over the last few years, the amount of ultra-processed in our everyday diet has increased tremendously. In a study published by the journal Public Health Nutrition
shows that 50,7% of the diet in UK families consist of ultra-processed foods. Many experts say that this is a problem due to the ingredients usually found in that type of food.
In the article “'Ultra-processed' products now half of all UK family food purchases'' from the Guardian, health expert professor Carlos Monteiro from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil talks about his concerns
when it comes to the link between ultra-processed foods and overweight. ”Ultra-processed foods may look attractive and are designed with sweet or salty tastes that make us want more.
But there is nothing nutritious about them”. The ultra-processed is made to make the consumer want more and more, for example by adding a lot of sugar, which is in fact more addicting than cocaine.