Very click-baiting title, I know. But it actually has some validity.
New research has shown an association between increased processed food consumption and mortality (death).
"After adjustment for a range of confounding factors, an increase in the proportion of ultraprocessed foods consumed was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality (HR per 10% increment, 1.14; 95% CI, 1.04-1.27; P = .008)."
Overall, a 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed food consumed equated to a 14% increase in mortality risk.
What are processed foods?
Processed foods are foods that have been chemically altered, made from refined/artificial substances, and/or have additives for shelf life.
Read the ingredients of what your about to eat. If you can't pronounce any of them or the list is more than 2 lines long you probably shouldn't eat it.
Another reason to know your farmer, know your food.