The most expensive foods to produce are mostly processed foods, and these are among the least nutritious, according to a new study.
In fact, the study found that people in Australia are spending more money per calorie than people in the UK or the US.
Food companies are using food-processing techniques that could reduce the amount of calories people are eating.
They use “natural” ingredients, such as beetroot juice, to add sweetness to processed foods.
But the food industry is also using synthetic chemicals and antibiotics, and some of these are likely to contribute to the obesity epidemic.
The Australian Institute of Food and Agriculture says it is not recommending people avoid foods that are made from processed foods to avoid the impact of these chemicals and chemicals.
But we do want to encourage people to be aware of the health implications of these processed foods and their consumption.
The study, led by University of New South Wales nutritionist Dr Joanne Kelly, looked at the consumption of processed foods in Australia and compared it with consumption of natural foods.
The researchers said they found that the average Australian consumed more processed foods than natural foods and that this difference could be explained by differences in the processing method used.
“We found that processed foods contain more nutrients and higher levels of calories than natural products,” Dr Kelly said.
“In addition, the food manufacturers use chemicals and/or antibiotics to alter the taste of their products.”
She said there was a clear link between the way processed foods are made and the health impacts of eating them.
“The average Australian spends about $1,500 per year on processed foods,” Dr Davis said.
“If we could be more environmentally responsible and reduce the use of these materials in our food supply, then that would be a huge public health benefit.”
Topics:health,health-policy,nutrition,food-and-cooking,health,diseases-and_disorders,healthcare-facilities,australiaFirst posted January 26, 2019 09:54:35Contact Karen JonesMore stories from New South wales