In the name of research, a UK-based psychotherapist and nutritionist has been collecting processed foods in a highly-organised cupboard to prove that they never go off.
In a TikTok video, shared by the nutritionist’s daughter @elifgkandemir, drawers of ultra-processed foods are opened to show how the popular meals and snacks have retained their shape and colour, despite being up to two years old.
The short video — captioned: “Still fancy that burger?” — reveals that the forever-lasting fast-foods are a part of research to help tackle obesity.
According to the video, the collection of burgers, fries, lollies, pastries, slices of pizza, chicken nuggets, crackers and doughnuts are a snapshot of the foods consumed on a regular basis by up to 80 per cent of the UK population “probably without knowledge of what they’re actually eating,” the TikTok user continues, with a follow-up video showing all the processed foods arranged on a table.
“And though it is true, that you can have anything and everything in moderation, 80 per cent of a person’s diet should not be made up of these foods,” the young woman adds, responding to comments on her initial TikTok, that has been viewed up to 3.2 million times.
“No food is off-limits, my mum is simply trying to encourage people to make better food decisions and live a happier, healthier lifestyle.”