Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   Ultra-processed foods are killing vast numbers of Americans. But you only have to worry if you eat prepackaged soups, sauces, frozen pizza, ready-to-eat meals, hot dogs, sausages, french fries, soda, cookies, cakes, candy, doughnuts, or ice cream   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Nutrition, Cancer, lot of ultraprocessed foods, colorectal cancer, large-scale studies of people, Epidemiology, men's risk, pleasure foods  
•       •       •

3133 clicks; posted to Main » and STEM » on 01 Sep 2022 at 9:50 AM (13 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



250 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2022-09-01 9:31:44 AM  
Louis Process is probably rolling over in his grave
 
2022-09-01 9:35:35 AM  
It's not just the processing, its the ingredients.  Most ultra processed food has the worst ingredients, usually cheap scraps of meat with tons of salt.
 
2022-09-01 9:52:43 AM  
Ultra processed?  I had to look that up and it appears to be just processed foods, but now we're calling them ultra processed foods.
 
2022-09-01 9:53:20 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Ultra processed?  I had to look that up and it appears to be just processed foods, but now we're calling them ultra processed foods.


It's ultra scarier this way.
 
2022-09-01 9:53:41 AM  
Thank god Spam's not on the list!
 
2022-09-01 9:54:07 AM  
Welp.  I'm gun die.
 
2022-09-01 9:54:30 AM  
My Mom upon seeing that I buy / bring my own groceries when I stay for a visit:

"So, do you only eat diet food?"

"No, mom, I just eat healthy food."
 
2022-09-01 9:54:37 AM  
Beyers for the win.
 
2022-09-01 9:54:59 AM  
Good, I'm safe...

I don't like ice cream.
 
2022-09-01 9:55:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Ultra processed?  I had to look that up and it appears to be just processed foods, but now we're calling them ultra processed foods.


Well the box of prewashed organic salad in my fridge is "processed" too, but you can't compare that to a "pink slime" hotdog.
 
2022-09-01 9:56:08 AM  
Im assuming donuts fresh from a bakery are still okay, tho.
 
2022-09-01 9:56:09 AM  
We stopped eating processed foods about a year ago. I've lost 60 pounds and my girlfriend has lost 40. It's amazing how we still eat the same portion sizes but are still losing weight.

Sure, it takes a bit more time to cook from scratch, but I like to cook (do it professionally) so to me that's not a big deal. I get where others might have problems with it though.
 
2022-09-01 9:56:50 AM  
I've seen enough interviews with 110 year olds that smoke and drink everyday to know that sh*t is mostly genetics.
 
2022-09-01 9:57:00 AM  

Joe USer: It's not just the processing, its the ingredients.  Most ultra processed food has the worst ingredients, usually cheap scraps of meat with tons of salt.


And sugar. Plus all the ingredients which basically aren't food: artificial flavors, colors preservatives, etc..

Hell, half the ingredients that where food have been converted into something that doesn't exist in nature.
 
2022-09-01 9:57:17 AM  
The only way you're going to avoid processed food is via a raw vegan diet, eating which will keep you alive while making you wish you were dead.
 
2022-09-01 9:58:52 AM  
All you have to do is look at the Food tab and see how many people rave about how much they love garbage food -- Taco Bell, McRib, etc. -- and it tells you all you really need to know.  Sure, Farkers love to argue about how people don't have a choice but to eat this kind of stuff because healthy food is too expensive, but people absolutely love this sh*t.  It's been specifically engineered for you to love it.

You could tell people that eating a McRib would result in their death in a week (kind of like not taking precautions against COVID), and people would eagerly stuff it down their pieholes.
 
2022-09-01 9:58:58 AM  

Lipo: We stopped eating processed foods about a year ago. I've lost 60 pounds and my girlfriend has lost 40. It's amazing how we still eat the same portion sizes but are still losing weight.

Sure, it takes a bit more time to cook from scratch, but I like to cook (do it professionally) so to me that's not a big deal. I get where others might have problems with it though.


This.

We also stopped eating processed foods. In a year, my wife and daughter lost 100 pounds each, and I'm down 93 pounds.
 
2022-09-01 9:59:00 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Welp.  I'm gun die.


Well yeah, but when and how?
 
2022-09-01 9:59:13 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Ultra processed?  I had to look that up and it appears to be just processed foods, but now we're calling them ultra processed foods.


There's probably a reason for the new term over the old term. Probably something to be more specific in what they're talking about.

There is, after all, a bit of difference between tomato paste and a tomato sauce with a bunch of added sugars, salts, preservatives, artificial flavourings etc. Technically both are "processed foods."
 
2022-09-01 9:59:55 AM  

raerae1980: Im assuming donuts fresh from a bakery are still okay, tho.


Of course. It's the stale donuts you have to watch out for.
 
2022-09-01 10:00:14 AM  
 
2022-09-01 10:00:20 AM  

Colonel_Angus: All you have to do is look at the Food tab and see how many people rave about how much they love garbage food -- Taco Bell, McRib, etc. -- and it tells you all you really need to know.  Sure, Farkers love to argue about how people don't have a choice but to eat this kind of stuff because healthy food is too expensive, but people absolutely love this sh*t.  It's been specifically engineered for you to love it.

You could tell people that eating a McRib would result in their death in a week (kind of like not taking precautions against COVID), and people would eagerly stuff it down their pieholes.


Now I want a McRib, Asshole.
 
2022-09-01 10:00:23 AM  
Remember how mom woke up at 4am to start cooking the grains for breakfast on the fire, and it took a few hours to soften them up and skim the bad stuff from the surface?  No?  Because processing has done all of that for you, and now you can eat plain oatmeal and move on with your day.  It is your fault for dumping all of that extra stuff into it.  But the 'processing' is not the problem.

I work with people in their 80's who eat a donut every morning and drink their coffee black.  And you don't get to be there if your brain has rotted.  None of them smoke, and most of them exercise.  But not a SINGLE one of them will touch a salad or seafood.  Because that's how you get food poisoning.  The only ones who eat a salad are the ones who grow them at home.
 
2022-09-01 10:01:07 AM  
Yeah but, if you're early 40's like me, might as well eat a ton of that shiat and die happy. Do we really want to stick around another 20 years or whatever for the "US Climate refugees fleeing Miami and New Orleans by the millions" Fark headlines?
 
2022-09-01 10:01:23 AM  
My dog wants steak.
 
2022-09-01 10:01:38 AM  

Ginnungagap42: Lipo: We stopped eating processed foods about a year ago. I've lost 60 pounds and my girlfriend has lost 40. It's amazing how we still eat the same portion sizes but are still losing weight.

Sure, it takes a bit more time to cook from scratch, but I like to cook (do it professionally) so to me that's not a big deal. I get where others might have problems with it though.

This.

We also stopped eating processed foods. In a year, my wife and daughter lost 100 pounds each, and I'm down 93 pounds.


Where you a family of circus performers?
 
2022-09-01 10:01:42 AM  
I read that whole article, and yes, I agree completely that you should avoid processed foods for a variety of reasons, but the biggest reasons are high salt, high sugar, and high amounts of terrible fats like transfatty acids and not so great fats like animal saturated fats.

But artificial colors and flavors are not bad for you.  They're just not.  Artificial flavors are just chemical replications of natural flavors.  Their chemical composition is identical.  While it's true that artificial colors and flavors are used in crappy food, it's not the colors and flavors that are making you fat, giving you high blood pressure, and filling your arteries with plaque.
 
2022-09-01 10:01:43 AM  
At a health lecture I got in college the instructor had a very simple piece of advice: When you go shopping stay away from the aisles in the middle of the store. All of the healthy food is along the outside walls. Think about it the next time you go food shopping. You usually find the fresh produce, meats, and dairy along the walls and all of the canned foods, candy, cereal, and other junk in the aisles. It's over simplified for sure but a fun point about shopping.
 
2022-09-01 10:01:45 AM  
The difference in eating a lot of processed stuff and not eating it is not subtle at all. Couple it with increasing your water intake and it can be almost astounding. If most people look around the world they operate in, most of the people around them, including themselves, do not drink enough water.

I'm certainly not a 100%'er when it comes to fresh foods and only water (my nightly vodka drinks are needed) but I try. Almost everything that happens physiologically with our bodies improves with fresher food and solid water intake.
 
2022-09-01 10:02:56 AM  

johnny_vegas: Thank god Spam's not on the list!


Spam musubi is the shiz, nomnomnom!

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-09-01 10:03:25 AM  
It's the refined seed oils we need to eliminate. They're halfway to plastic before they get in the bottles, and heating them further makes actual plastics. We need to go to the old ways of cooking with more natural animal fats for cooking, which are less likely to be rancid and are recognizable to our biology for being real. Saturated fats didn't kill everybody until the seed oil manufacturers needed to distract people, but heart disease and other metabolic diseases went up with seed oil use as we were scared away from saturated fats.
 
2022-09-01 10:03:47 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Welp.  I'm gun die.


We all are, son.  We all are.
 
2022-09-01 10:04:02 AM  
Ahh the "fun" 13 food groups.  Any word on the hormone infused chickens?
 
2022-09-01 10:04:06 AM  

rudemix: The difference in eating a lot of processed stuff and not eating it is not subtle at all. Couple it with increasing your water intake and it can be almost astounding. If most people look around the world they operate in, most of the people around them, including themselves, do not drink enough water.

I'm certainly not a 100%'er when it comes to fresh foods and only water (my nightly vodka drinks are needed) but I try. Almost everything that happens physiologically with our bodies improves with fresher food and solid water intake.


Agreed except for one point, cold stuff hurts my teeth so I prefer my water in liquid form.
 
2022-09-01 10:04:21 AM  

Shaggy_C: The only way you're going to avoid processed food is via a raw vegan diet, eating which will keep you alive while making you wish you were dead.


Wrong. "moderation in all things" and "the poison is in the dosage"

The occasional hot dog won't kill you.

OTOH a mostly ovo-lacto vegetarian diet still has lots of variety, proteins, cheeses, even birds and fishes now and then is delicious and will keep you alive longer.

The choice isn't McDonalds or raw broccoli.
 
2022-09-01 10:04:33 AM  

Earthworm Jim Jones: I've seen enough interviews with 110 year olds that smoke and drink everyday to know that sh*t is mostly genetics.


True but just most people have the genetics that make using such carcignes and other poor habits bad for them.
 
2022-09-01 10:04:58 AM  

Earthworm Jim Jones: I've seen enough interviews with 110 year olds that smoke and drink everyday to know that sh*t is mostly genetics.


That and the luck of the draw.
 
2022-09-01 10:08:26 AM  
"We found that men in the highest quintile of ultraprocessed food consumption, compared those in the lowest quintile, had a 29% higher risk of developing colorectal cancer," said co-senior author Fang Fang Zhang.

I'd listen to him.

This guy travels with serious muscle:

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-09-01 10:08:29 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Earthworm Jim Jones: I've seen enough interviews with 110 year olds that smoke and drink everyday to know that sh*t is mostly genetics.

That and the luck of the draw.


its not just genetics

My mother lived to 98 and died of Covid. My brother died of heart disease at 62. He ate a lot more fried chicken and salted everything.
 
2022-09-01 10:08:59 AM  
"Americans consume a large percentage of their daily calories from ultraprocessed foods - 58% in adults and 67% in children,"

I find that astounding.  I'm going to estimate my intake at less than 5%.  I had some chips and salsa at a Mexican place on Saturday night.
 
2022-09-01 10:09:14 AM  

big pig peaches: Ginnungagap42: Lipo: We stopped eating processed foods about a year ago. I've lost 60 pounds and my girlfriend has lost 40. It's amazing how we still eat the same portion sizes but are still losing weight.

Sure, it takes a bit more time to cook from scratch, but I like to cook (do it professionally) so to me that's not a big deal. I get where others might have problems with it though.

This.

We also stopped eating processed foods. In a year, my wife and daughter lost 100 pounds each, and I'm down 93 pounds.

Where you a family of circus performers?


Probably Florida
 
2022-09-01 10:09:22 AM  
I swear, future anthropologists are going to be able to look at our remains and point out something that we were happily consuming that winds up causing a huge problem with the way we live. Something that seems obvious in hindsight but which we're oblivious to at the moment. Like lead in gasoline and paint.
 
2022-09-01 10:09:30 AM  
"Reasons for such a sex difference are still unknown, but may involve the different roles that obesity, sex hormones, and metabolic hormones play in men versus women," Zhang said. "Alternatively, women may have chosen 'healthier' ultraprocessed foods," said Dr. Robin Mendelsohn, a gastroenterologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, who was not involved in the study.I'm going to offer my guess, which isn't mutually exclusive with the ones listed above, is that as a population women simply eat a lot less than men.  I'm sure there's plenty of psych/sociology behind it, but women on the whole seem to be a lot better at portion control than men, which lines up with what I've seen of people I knew in highschool/college now hitting their 40s.  The guys are more likely to have gotten significantly fat, while the women have only shown some marginal weight gain.  So, as a % of their diet maybe the men and women have similar rates of intake of the bad foods, but the women aren't as a group assaulting their digestive organs with excess food in general.
 
2022-09-01 10:10:32 AM  
My dinner last night consisted of zucchini fries.
- panko
- parmesan cheese
- mayo
- zucchini
- cayenne pepper

Dip zucchini slices in mayo, coat in panko/parmesan, cook in the oven at 400 for 20-25 minutes.

Same recipe I use to cook panfish, cat, or salmon.
 
2022-09-01 10:10:44 AM  
I scream, you scream we all scream for Ice Cream.
 
2022-09-01 10:10:51 AM  
"Reasons for such a sex difference are still unknown, but may involve the different roles that obesity, sex hormones, and metabolic hormones play in men versus women," Zhang said. "Alternatively, women may have chosen 'healthier' ultraprocessed foods," said Dr. Robin Mendelsohn, a gastroenterologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, who was not involved in the study.

/fixed formatting:

I'm going to offer my guess, which isn't mutually exclusive with the ones listed above, is that as a population women simply eat a lot less than men.  I'm sure there's plenty of psych/sociology behind it, but women on the whole seem to be a lot better at portion control than men, which lines up with what I've seen of people I knew in highschool/college now hitting their 40s.  The guys are more likely to have gotten significantly fat, while the women have only shown some marginal weight gain.  So, as a % of their diet maybe the men and women have similar rates of intake of the bad foods, but the women aren't as a group assaulting their digestive organs with excess food in general.
 
2022-09-01 10:10:54 AM  
Hehe I've that shiat all my life ankwfj
 
2022-09-01 10:11:17 AM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: I swear, future anthropologists are going to be able to look at our remains and point out something that we were happily consuming that winds up causing a huge problem with the way we live. Something that seems obvious in hindsight but which we're oblivious to at the moment. Like lead in gasoline and paint.


Some already know that.  Why do you think the Illuminati are thin?
 
2022-09-01 10:12:13 AM  
Checking out other peoples carts in the check-out line is always scary/entertaining.
 
2022-09-01 10:12:33 AM  

Joe USer: It's not just the processing, its the ingredients.  Most ultra processed food has the worst ingredients, usually cheap scraps of meat with tons of salt.


Yeah, my guess is the salt mostly.  Because the article says ultraprocessed yogurt is good for your butt. Or colon, whatever.

I doubt corn syrup is good for us either.
 
Displayed 50 of 250 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.