Most of us know that we all should eat better. But, if you think you are eating healthy, yet the following 7 foods make up majority of your diet everyday, think again!
As much as we hate to be the bearer of bad news, it’s high time you discovered the hidden dangers of these popular everyday foods.
7 Foods That are Killing You Slowly:
1. Canned Foods
Canned food is a good alternative to fresh food when you do not have the time to cook. But, you should eat fresh food as much as you can. Below are the reasons why:
- Canned foods contains trace amounts of Bisphenol A (BPA). Even at low doses, BPA has been linked in developmental disorders and various human cancers.
- Canned food contains preservatives and is a hidden source of sugar
- You might be ingesting aluminium. This is the e way it works, the food is place in an aluminum can, then, the can is sealed and heated to cook the food, to supposedly retain the food freshness. This will certainly also retain the aluminum free radicals released during the heating process, thereby, contaminating the food. As time passes, aluminum accumulation in the body can cause memory problem such as Alzheimer’s.
Eat fresh food as much as you can! Your risk of developing many chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s amd nervous system disorder goes down by eating fresh foods that do not have any packaging.
2. Canned Tomato Sauce
Did you know that canned tomato sauce is a killer in disguise? It is a hidden source of sugar, but would never even cross your mind that it could lead to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and even tooth decay.
To avoid these health issues, use fresh tomatoes and make the sauce yourself, or you can switch to pureed tomatoes without the extra salt or sugar, then jusr add your own spices. Or you can choose brands with less sodium and sugar.
3. Deli Meats
Even just the word nitrates sounds like that of a ticking time bomb right? And this is not too far fetched considering the levels of preservatives, sodium, and additives that lend deli meats, such as salami, ham, and bologna, their rosy shade. Cured meats and cold cuts are also high in trans.
Time Magazine reported that even the brands that market themselves as “low-fat” are high in sodium. Wjile, The American Heart Association pointed out that just 6 slices of deli meat can add up to half the amount of your daily recommended sodium.
Therefore, adults who consume this type of food increase their risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancer. Also, studies showed that kids who grow up eating such meat are more prone to behavioral conditions and learning issues.
4. Refined White Carbohydrates
White rice, white breads, white pasta, pre-packaged crackers, chips, cakes, cookies, breakfast cereals, and every single snack food on the market all have one thing in common, enriched wheat flour!
That is why you should know more about the type of carbohydrates (complex carbs vs. starchy carbs) that largely make up your diet, and how they determine the way your food metabolizes and your level of energy.
Refined grains are stripped of most nutrients; also they digest quickly into simple sugars,thereby, causing blood-sugar levels to spike and come quickly crashing down in mid-day snack attacks and a wave of irritability. Also, a starchy addition is associated to inflammatory conditions (i.e., arthritis), weight gain, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
What is present in sodas that are bad for you? Sugar, aspartame and colourants! Aspartame is not good for your and therefore, should be avoided. It has been linked to birth defects and infertility through DNA damage and endocrine disruption, which leads to hormonal imbalance.
Soda messes up everything in your body, from your blood sugar levels, skin, to your hormones and mood. Research has reported that drinking soda is associated to poor semen quality and early menstruation. Also, a recent study reported that drinking soda frequently was associated with a 20% reduction in the average monthly probability of conception for both women and men.
6. Whole Dairy
Whole-milk dairy products contain many saturated (or bad) fats, amd are also loaded with ingredients that will put you off your cereal—bovine growth hormone (BGH). This synthetic hormone is engineered in a lab in order to boost the milk production of cows.
According to nutritionists BGH is passed along to humans in milk in the form of childhood obesity, chronic migraines, certain cancers, and rheumatoid arthritis. But, you can choose organic goat’s, cow’s, or sheep’s milk that come minus the added hormones. Animal milk alternatives, including soy, almond, and rice milk are also options.
7. Vegetable Oil
Vegetable oil is a part of our cuisine, and yet we don’t even think twice about it. But, some of these oils are GMO, and we have no idea yet what are the long-term effects these products can have.
Also, vegetable oils contain dangerous trans-fats that can trigger obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Check the label and see if the oil is refined, steer clear of it as this contains free radicals that can speed up aging, help cancer growth, and cause all kinds of trouble. Choose healthy alternatives such as coconut oil, olive oil, or avocado oil.
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