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How harmful can ultra-processed foods be?

What is the real impact of ultra-processed foods?

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Follow the story of 24-year-old twins, Amy and Nancy, who participate in a test conducted by Dr. Sarah Berry and Professor Tim Spector from King's College London. The test aims to examine the impact of food processing on health. Amy follows an ultra-processed diet while Nancy follows an unprocessed diet for two weeks. The twins' diets are matched for calories, nutrients, fat, sugar, and fiber. The test measures how these different diets affect their health. The video highlights the harmful effects of ultra-processed foods, which often lack fiber and contain various chemicals and additives. The use of emulsifiers, common in ultra-processed foods, is specifically discussed. The early results of a study on emulsifiers suggest a significant association between their intake and increased risks of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The video raises concerns about the long-term impact of chemical additives and ultra-processing on health. The twins' test results reveal the negative effects of the ultra-processed diet on Amy's health. The text emphasizes the growing body of evidence linking ultra-processed foods to serious health consequences.

Vocabulary:

• Ultra-processed: Food products that undergo extensive processing, often containing additives and lacking in nutritional value.

• Emulsifiers: Substances that help mix and stabilize ingredients that would not naturally combine, commonly found in processed foods.

• Glucose: A simple sugar that serves as the primary source of energy in the body.

• Dip: A sudden decrease or decline.

Source: BBC

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