“Processed food is a very large category and is a huge category.
It is really very challenging to talk about, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience,” she said.
“I think a lot people have a preconceived idea that processed food is not very healthy.
But, I think it’s really really important to get that to the forefront, especially because the way processed foods are made has changed so much in the past few decades.”
In the past two decades, more than 60 per cent of processed foods have been added to the food chain, while another 20 per cent has been removed, according to the report.
The report found that processed foods contain a higher risk of obesity than non-processed foods, with the vast majority of processed food consumed being high in fat and sugar.
But Dr Bellamy said that in many cases, processed foods were not as healthy as those they replaced.
“We have to remember that it’s not just about calories and sugars.
It’s also about the way we prepare them,” she told 7.30.”
She said that a lot was at stake in our food choices, especially for children.””
In fact, we have been shown to have higher risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in countries that have increased the amount of fruit and vegetable consumption, as opposed to countries that are reducing it.”
She said that a lot was at stake in our food choices, especially for children.
“Children who grow up eating processed foods, they’re going to eat a lot, they are going to get more calories from their diet, they have less nutrients, they’ll get more of the chemicals in processed foods and it’s going to impact their health in a huge way.”
She also urged Australians to start looking at their food choices more closely.
“As much as you want to say, ‘Well, that’s healthy’, it’s actually really hard to look at what you’re eating and make sure that you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals and you’re not getting anything from processed foods,” she explained.
“So if you want your children to get the most out of their lives, you have to be mindful of the food you eat, and take it out of the context of your overall diet.”
Topics:health,food-and-beverage,health-policy,health,pittsburgh-2425,newcastle-2300,united-kingdom,united States,auFirst posted November 11, 2018 07:23:18Contact John BellamyMore stories from Queensland