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‘Ultraprocessed’ Foods Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Death

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‘Ultraprocessed’ Foods Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Death

While you may have once been nervous about eating too many processed foods, there are now ultraprocessed foods to contend with.

These types of foods are typically ready to eat by popping them into a microwave (think frozen dinners and sugary cereals) and mostly contain high levels of fat, added sugars, salt and other various additives. Two new studies find ultraprocessed products like these are linked to increased risk for developing heart disease and premature death. The key is to try and eat fresh, plant-based foods whenever possible. For more on these findings, check out NBC News for more.