Ready-made foods seriously damage brain functions
According to recent studies, processed foods can cause a significant decline in brain functions and other cancerous diseases.
Researchers warn that ready-made and packaged foods often contain flavorings, colorings, preservatives or other additives, which are "an ideal combination" to cause various diseases.
A recent study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in San Diego showed that processed foods such as cookies, ready meals, pizza, processed cheese, instant soups, frozen meals, ice cream, candy, soft drinks and carbonated drinks and fast food affect the rapid decline of brain skills.
"It's no secret that physical and mental-cognitive health are closely related to each other, so the findings of this study are no surprise," said Rafael Perez-Escamilla, professor of public health at Yale University.
Increased risk of cancer
Processed and packaged foods also increase the risk of cancer. According to researchers, the frequent consumption of such foods increases the risk of getting cancer by a quarter.
According to a study developed in France in which the eating habits of 105,000 people were analyzed over a three-month period, it was found that those who ate highly processed food were 23% more likely to be affected by some type of cancer. compared to those who ate less processed foods.
"Processed" and "highly processed" foods
Foods preserved using salt or vinegar are called "processed" foods, while those prepared in factories using flavorings, preservatives and other additives are called "highly processed" foods./DW