Children’s diets made up of 65pc ultra-processed food, study finds
Worth considering. Mother eats whatever, then processes that into milk. Thus babies are eating 100% ultraprocessed food.
Those who ate the most ultra-processed foods throughout childhood and adolescence were found to have a BMI 1.18 points higher than those who ate the least by the age of 24.
They also had 1.53 per cent more body fat and, on average, weighed over eight pounds more.
And isn’t that glorious? Given that the historical problem has been to provide children with enough nutrition that they don’t starve to death then that looks like one other problem that has been solved by modernity.
Which is, actually, what the complaint is about. There are those out there just not quite sure about the merits of modernity.
Examples of ultra-processed foods include chocolates, ice cream, biscuits, packaged bread, breakfast cereals and jars of pasta sauce.
Such horrors, that kids might eat boiled tomatoes.