We all know that eating processed foods isn’t the healthiest of choices.
And according to a new study published in the journal of the American Medical Association eating a lot of unhealthy, “ultra-processed” foods may even shorten your life span.
Researchers found that a 10-percent increase in your consumption of ultra-processed foods was linked to a higher risk of death by 14-percent.
Ultra-processed foods are typically formulated with salt, sugar, oils and fats, dyes or flavors, and other additives.
So next time you’re cruising the grocery aisles try to avoid these items:
- carbonated and fruit-flavored drinks
- ice cream
- margarines and spreads
- cookies, pastries, and cakes
- pre-made pies, pasta and pizza dishes
- chicken nuggets
- hot dogs
You can still enjoy these foods, but to live a longer, healthier life keep it in moderation.