Nearly 60 Percent of the American Diet Is “Ultra-Processed” Food

Step away from the chips, cold cuts, and frozen pizza. They may provide on-the-fly meals, but these fast forms of sustenance come with a hidden cost: They tend to be “ultra-processed foods,” which are terrible for our bodies.

And according to a recent study published in BMJ Open, we’re eating way too much of this junk food.

In fact, more than half of Americans’ calories come from ultra-processed foods, the Mayo Clinic reports.