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InTheEndEntropyWins t1_jc420pt wrote

Studies show that ultra-processed foods are bad, even when macros are controlled.

So I'm guessing this is just some kind of proxy measure to determine if it's processed vs unprocessed food.


Strazdas1 t1_jc6301e wrote

No. Studies show that badly processed foods are bad. Merely processing it does not impact its effect on health. Do note that most thermal processing creates carcinogens, which is another can of worms people should stop fearmongering over.


InTheEndEntropyWins t1_jc63rz4 wrote

>No. Studies show that badly processed foods are bad.

There are multiple studies

>People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the ultra-processed and minimally processed diets had the same number of calories and macronutrients.


Strazdas1 t1_jc69yqz wrote

People ate more, but that wasnt the fault of the meals.


InTheEndEntropyWins t1_jc74yk0 wrote

>People ate more, but that wasnt the fault of the meals.

I don't really know what you mean by "fault" here.

They established that one of the causal factors of how much someone ate was whether the food was ultra-processed or not.

So I would say it is partially the fault of the meals.

There is a reason why pretty much every health organisation and expert in the field say's to limit consumption of ultra processed foods.

>You should limit highly processed foods and drinks because they are not a part of a healthy eating pattern.