Seeing around us how most people eat, one wonders if food can have any effect on our health. This answer may be obvious to a lot of people, especially those who watch this channel, but I want to let you know that unfortunately most people think that diet has nothing to do with health. Anyway, unfortunately most nutritionists focus too much on calories and this often results in them recommending foods that are low in calories but unfortunately very bad for health, such as low-calorie soft drinks, ultra-processed low-fat junk food and toasts. Fortunately, every now and then some scientific medical studies appear that remind us that the quality of a food does not depend on the calories it has, but on how much it is processed. I would like to refer today to three such recently published studies that show that increased consumption of ultra-processed foods increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, bowel cancer and death, regardless of the calories they contain. These studies have come to remind us that junk food is still junk food even if it has few calories. Don't be in a hurry to stop the video and say, "Yes, yes, Stelio, I know these", because there are experts in the European Union who are pushing to pass a system of evaluating the quality of each food based solely on its caloric value. If it passes, which unfortunately is most likely, you'll see low-calorie soft drinks appear as much higher quality foods than honey and oil, which will get the worst labeling because they're high in calorie density. If this goes through, our children will soon see hyper-processed junk labeled green and oil and honey labeled red in supermarkets. And then we really have to prove that we are not elephants. This is why these studies are important. So far, several studies have linked the consumption of ultra-processed foods to an increased risk of obesity, arterial hypertension, cholesterol and some cancers. The specific studies came to add to the list heart diseases, bowel cancer and by extension the increased possibility of death. Specifically, it is claimed that increased consumption of ultra-processed junk food increases the likelihood of bowel cancer by 29%, the likelihood of heart disease by 32%, and predictably, the likelihood of death by 19%. In this we must emphasize that the researchers of these three studies looked at the consumption of ultra-processed junk food, regardless of the quality of the rest of the diet. Simply put, those who ate a lot of junk food, even if the rest of their diet was perfect, were not protected. That is, if you eat a lot of sweets, it will not save you that the rest of your diet is ideal. You must significantly limit the consumption of sweets. If now you are having a hard time cutting out sweets, you should definitely watch the video now shown to my right that will tell you all the secrets you need to know to succeed. Thank you very much.

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