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Ultra - processed foods and their impact on health
Hromířová, Eliška ; Dostálová, Jana (advisor) ; Doležal, Marek (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with ultra-processed foods and their impact on health. The thesis is divided into two parts. In the first theoretical, there is summarized information about ultra- processed foods, health risk ingedients and food processing. It also describes the nutritional importance of selected ultra-processed foods, that are followed in a questionaire in the other part. The last chapter describes the most commonly associated deaseases with excesive consumption of these foods. The second, practical part is devoted to an anonymous quantitative research. Which focused on the public's awareness of ultra-processed foods and their impact on healh. A secondary goal was to get to know respondent's consumption preferences of selected ultra-processed foods that are nutritionally asessed in the theoretical part. The research joined 118 respondents. The research showed that many respondents are insufficiently aware of the risky ingredients and food processing typical for ultra processed foods such as roasting and glucose-fructose syrup. So, it would be worth considering for the Ministery of Health or other institutions to create a program to educate the public about the health risks associated with excessive consumption of ultra-processed foods. Keywords: ultra-processed foods, nutrition, risks,...