Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy

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Every year millions of Americans try to cut down on ultra-processed foods - industrial formulations that are typically high in added fat, refined carbohydrates or both. For many, the desire to change what they eat is triggered by concerns about potentially life-threatening health conditions, like diabetes and heart disease.

Grocery workers suffer the mental health effects of customer hostility and lack of safety in their workplace

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Retail and service sector workers have been laboring to keep shelves stocked and customers happy from the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Life on the front lines has been exceptionally stressful for these employees.