Given the modernization of our society, most of the food we consumed has been denatured. Through the process of transformation, chemicals and other radical elements are added to the food. These additions are the sources of many diseases such cancer, diabetes, heart diseases etc…
Below Are Top 10 Foods You should Never eat If You want To Stay Healthy And Strong.
Made from vegetable oils, margarine boasts lesser saturated fats than regular butter. For this reason, people consider it the healthier alternative.
However, margarine is full of trans fatty acids (TFAs), or simply trans fats. TFAs are fats that occur when vegetable oil-based products are solidified.
TFAs in our diets contribute to clogged arteries, restricting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart and causing heart attacks.
A 2011 study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry noted that mice fed a high trans-fat diet for 24 weeks showed plaque buildup in the arteries.
Researchers concluded that trans fats inhibit the activity of a vital protein that regulates cell renewal and strengthens the heart’s immunity against disease.
2. Processed Meats
Meat preserved by smoking, salting, drying or adding harmful preservatives like nitrates is processed meat. This includes bacon, ham, sausage, salami, beef jerky, canned and smoked meat.
Research has shown that eating processed meat contributes to fatal heart disease, cancer and premature death.
A 2013 study published by BioMed Central collected comprehensive lifestyle data on 448,568 men and women from 10 European countries.
Researchers concluded that people who consumed processed meats were at a 44 percent greater risk of premature death due to heart disease and cancer.
Processed meats also have high salt content that increases blood pressure. The nitrate preservatives also clog arteries and increase blood sugar levels.
In 2010, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health evaluated 1,600 case studies from four continents and concluded that processed meat consumption increased diabetes risk by 19 percent.
3. Soft Drinks/Soda
In the U.S., soda is the second most-preferred beverage of choice after water. One bottle of soda contains 44 grams of sugar.
Consuming soda regularly spikes our blood sugar. The excess sugar is stored as fat, contributing to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.
In a 2006 study published in the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, researchers concluded that soft drink consumption may have adverse effects on bone mineral density.
In addition, a 2001 study published in Lancet concluded that daily intake of soda beverages increased the risk of obesity in children.
Daily consumption of 1 to 2 cans of soda elevates the risk of diabetes in young adults and increases the risk of developing gout for both men and women.
Colas, in particular, also contain phosphoric acid that inhibits calcium absorption, weakens bones and increases the risk of osteoporosis.
…9. White Bread
White bread is made from white flour. A wheat kernel comprises two parts – the germ and the bran – that contain all the nutrients.
When white flour is manufactured, the germ and bran are removed. Therefore, white flour is stripped of nutrients, and all that remains is the starch.
Starch increases the blood sugar level in your body, raising the risk of diabetes. The excess blood sugar also carries the risk of converting into fat and being stored away in the body. Gradually, this increases the risk of excessive weight gain.
Since white starches pack no nutritional value, and the sugar is quickly digested, we also tend to feel hungry sooner after eating. This, unwittingly, can lead to a spike in our daily caloric intake.
10. Soy Protein
Almost all of the soybeans cultivated in the U.S. are genetically engineered and sprayed with an herbicide called glyphosate for protection from weeds.
Processed oil and protein from soybeans is found in myriad food products and are popularly consumed. So, the herbicide is consumed along with it.
According a 2010 report submitted to the US Environment Protection Agency and the European Food Safety Authority, exposure to glyphosate sprays in Argentina used in soybean cultivation resulted in a significant increase in pregnancy complications, neural deformities, miscarriages, birth defects and cancer.
Since soy protein re so widely added to a variety of foods, it is important to read the label before purchasing anything.