Too much ultra-processed food linked with depression risk: Study
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) Daily diet that includes over 30 per cent ultra-processed food is associated with a significant risk of depression, according to a study.
Ultra-processed foods are not limited to typical junk and fast foods. They also include mass-produced and highly refined products like diet soft drinks, some fruit juices and flavoured yoghurts, margarine, packet preparations of foods like scrambled egg and mashed potato and many ready-to-heat-and-eat dishes.
The new finding, recently published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, provides further evidence of the wide-ranging harms of diets loaded with cheap, well-marketed but often nutrient poor convenience foods.