Non-alcoholic beverages, pre-packaged snacks, fish sticks and frozen dishes are examples of ultra-processed foods. Professor of Nutrition and Health at Free University Jaap Seidell: "We are talking about ultra-processed foods when the original ingredients are no longer recognizable as such."
According to Seidell, only slightly processed foods have the consequences: "Eat six oranges, but drink a glass of orange juice from these six oranges for 20 seconds, the amount of sugar and calories is of course the same."
But the effect of ultra-processed food looks even worse. "You like it, it's easy to digest, and often has a longer shelf life, it gives a hormone response, but research also shows that you need more to feel saturated food."