• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Half of Your Food is Junk

March 28, 2016

potato chips in a vending machine

For many people, eating the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day can be difficult. It's often easier, especially on busy days, to order fast food or pick up prepackaged meals at the grocery store. But, those convenience foods may have ingredients that are not nutritious. A new study reports that half of what people eat contains ultra-processed foods and added sugars.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Vivien Williams talks to nutrition expert Dr. Donald Hensrud about what eating junk food means to your health.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:07) is in the downloads. Read the Mayo Clinic Minute script.

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