Non-alcoholic beverages, pre-packed snacks, fish sticks and frozen dishes are examples of ultra-processed foods. Professor of Nutrition and Health at the Free University Yap Seedel: "We refer to ultra-processed foods when the original ingredients are no longer recognizable as such."
According to Seidell, only slightly processed food has the following consequences: "Eating six oranges but drinking a glass of orange juice from these six oranges in 20 seconds, the amount of sugar and calories is of course the same."
But the effect of ultra-processed foods seems even worse. "You like it to be easy to digest, and often have a longer shelf-life, it's a hormonal response, but research also shows that you need more saturation."