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Ultra-Processed People

By: Chris van Tulleken
Narrated by: Chris van Tulleken,Dr Xand van Tulleken
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This audiobook contains exclusive bonus content between Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken, where they deep-dive into what you've just listened to at the end of each part.

An eye-opening investigation into the science, economics, history and production of ultra-processed food.

It's not you, it's the food.

We have entered a new 'age of eating' where most of our calories come from an entirely novel set of substances called Ultra-Processed Food, food which is industrially processed and designed and marketed to be addictive. But do we really know what it's doing to our bodies?

Join Chris in his travels through the world of food science and a UPF diet to discover what's really going on. Find out why exercise and willpower can't save us, and what UPF is really doing to our bodies, our health, our weight, and the planet (hint: nothing good).

For too long we've been told we just need to make different choices, when really we're living in a food environment that makes it nigh-on impossible. So this is a book about our rights. The right to know what we eat and what it does to our bodies and the right to good, affordable food.

©2023 Chris van Tulleken (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

If you only read one diet or nutrition book in your life, make it this one (Bee Wilson)
A devastating, witty and scholarly destruction of the shit food we eat and why (Adam Rutherford)
A wonderful and fascinating expose (Michael Mosley)

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Life changing

A very enjoyable and informative book about the manipulation of the "food" we eat. Terrifying and shocking but presented in a way that makes you want to listen more and ( hopefully if you can) change the way you view food. I will be searching for the podcast now!

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Food for thought

Very interesting look at the big food industry, how it has taken over the world and effects all of our lives and health. I hope more people start paying attention to what is going on.

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Book of the year

Entertaining and important book. If you like him on the telly, you'll love this. I agree with the comment about it being life changing. Read by the author, who provides very good narration. Has some extra bits from podcasts mixed in between chapters which worked well with the format.

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Life changing

This is an important and long overdue book. It has changed the way I view food and no longer feel I’m missing out when I don’t have ultra processed foods. The author takes a deep dive into the personal and environmental impact of ultra processed foods.

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Best book I’ve listened to for information about food

This book has been an incredibly good listen. It’s well researched and has a dry sense of humour on a serious topic.

After reading this book I’m going to make some serious food eating changes to hopefully lose some weight and for a better Quality of life.

A massive thanks to the author for putting the time in to release this book

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lifechanging

I can’t stop thinking about the content of this book. Chris made well structured and convincing points, so I immediately limited my UPF intake while listening. Within days I was able to gauge my own fullness… sounds so simple but it’s something i’ve struggled with my whole life. This book has entirely changed how I look at food. I will be listening again many more times.

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Excellent, informative and addictive to listen to

Brilliant book. 10/10 highly recommend.
It’s not just a game changer, it’s life changing.

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Excellent

Great enthusiasm from the author and easy to understand and apply to everyday situations. Super easy listening

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Food for thought 🤔

This is a very well written book which communicates complex ideas in a simple and easy to understand manner. The level of detail the author has included is very thorough but not overwhelming. I highly recommend listening to this book even if you're not intending on changing what you eat, you will learn something about the food you eat.

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great inside knowledge about food

A book to be read amongst others, if you are interested on human health, fasting, circadian rhythm. really clear information about obscurity regarding food and industry edibles substances.

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