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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Unhealthy Foods, Including Junks You Should Avoid

Unhealthy foods are those that have little nutritional value and are rich in fat, sugar, and calories, like the everyday junk you consumed.

Although such foods are abundant in protein, your body needs a particular quantity of protein but not an excessive amount. 

Sugar 

Sugar is a full source of empty calories since it contains only energy and no other nutrients. It is best consumed through food since it occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, and milk/milk products.

A person should reduce their intake of sweets, candies, chocolates, soft drinks, fruit juices, and biscuits. Sugar should and must be eaten sparingly.  

Caffeine 

Coffee is the major source of caffeine. coffee beans are grown with the use of pesticides and herbicides that are toxic in nature.

caffeine is also found in chocolates, colas and other soft drinks so better to avoid them.

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Some signs of caffeine problems are headache, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, fatigue, etc. 

Soft Drinks 

Soft drinks are bad for health due to their sugar and caffeine content. Eliminate intake of soft drinks from the diet by replacing them with herbal teas, lemon water, water.

They only provide us with extra laden calories. 

Refined Foods 

Refined and processed foods are manufactured from maida and have no or very little fibre.

A lack of fibre in the diet causes constipation, sluggish intestines, and, in the worst-case scenario, colon cancer. Fibre is abundant in a whole food diet rich in vegetables and fruits.  

Alcohol  

Too much alcohol causes dehydration, irritation, headaches, and other side effects. If you drink on an empty stomach, you will consume empty calories.

Always pair your drink with something to eat. It’s best to use two pegs. Social drinking within limits is not dangerous, but the problem of alcoholism can be.  

Unhealthy Food that Contains Saturated Fats

Excess saturated fat intake can lead to obesity, increased cholesterol levels which further lead to heart-related problems and a host of other disorders.

All fried foods, fatty meats, desi ghee, come under saturated fat. Bland food which has less oil and spices is hardly palatable so people jump toward the rich spicy and oily foods which give them taste and palatability. 

Animal Protein as an Unhealthy Foods

Although animal protein like fish, egg, dairy products, chicken provides a complete source of protein which is good for health in excess it can be harmful.

The most popular source of animal fats like cheese, full-fat milk, ghee, red meat, beef can cause a lot of damage to one’s health. 

Salt

Salt is a nutrient that the body requires in order to control fluid balance, maintain heart rhythm, transmit nerve impulses, and contract muscle.

A quarter teaspoon of table salt is necessary for a body requirement. Hypertension can be caused by consuming too much salt.

Canned and tinned meals, pickled meat, highly salted morning cereals, buns, cakes, pastries, packaged soups and sauces, and so on are rich in sodium.

Cooking Oils that makes meals Unhealthy Foods

Using 2-3 tsp of oil daily is enough for the necessary body function. Keep your oils on rotation. Don’t re-use the oils as they increase the risk of heart disease and produce free radicals in the body. 

Naturally, you should avoid high consumption of groundnut oil and instead use healthy Oil like Olive oil, coconut oil, soy oil and Vegetable oil for your cooking.

Junk Food 

Frequent consumption of junk food increases the intake of excess fat, simple carbohydrates, and processed sugar which may lead to a higher risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases among other chronic health problems.  

 

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