Increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods and likely impact on human health: evidence from Brazil (Public Health Nutrition)
"Many ultra-processed food products are accurately termed 'fast' foods or 'convenience' foods. Many have long or very long shelf-lives, often because they are relatively devoid of perishable nutrients, or are even practically imperishable, in contrast to all fresh foods."
'Ultraprocessed' Foods Make Up More Than Half of Americans' Diets (Live Science)
"Calories from "ultraprocessed" foods make up more than half of all calories in the average American diet and account for nearly 90 percent of all added sugars, a new study finds."