Even children are aware of the importance of proper nutrition . But theoretical knowledge is one thing, and practical knowledge is another. In fact, not everyone eats dishes prepared only from natural products. Harmful products, which will be described later, it is better to completely remove from your diet or at least reduce to a minimum.
Everyone knows that quite often junk food is very tasty and satisfying. Some people wonder: why so? Doctors explain this by the fact that the human body quickly gets used to unhealthy foods. Studies have shown that products hazardous to humans include a certain chemical composition that forces them to be consumed in large quantities.
There is even a scientific name that defines the appearance of an erroneous sensation of hunger, forcing people to consume dangerous foods in huge quantities - “hedonic hyperphagia”. This feeling leads to the fact that a person begins to eat only to enjoy the process of absorption of a large amount of carbohydrates and fats, and not to eliminate hunger. It takes a long and careful work in order to change bad taste habits. But first you need to get acquainted with the main opponent - 10 harmful products for the body and human immunity.
These products include hamburgers, instant noodles, french fries and any other fast food. Food in this category quickly saturates and satisfies hunger, although this is a short-term feeling. In addition, at a price it is not very expensive and you can buy it at every step.
In such foods, which are called "fast food", there are flavor enhancers - not without the well-known sodium glutamate E-621 . This chemical composition can enhance the taste of any dish, although it is not prohibited by law, it has a very bad effect on a person’s well-being and his health. The main harm of this E-supplement is that it provokes an early addiction. To people who eat mostly fast food, normal foods do not seem so tasty, in other words, "none." This flavor enhancer negatively affects the human nervous system.
Potato "fries" is pretty harmful and without the presence of glutamate. Fried potatoes in itself is a very high-calorie dish with a lot of carbohydrates and fats. The lipids that it contains are the very trans fats that are the main culprits of the following human diseases:
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Heart attack
Scientists have proven that trans fats provoke genetic changes in cells that can lead to cancer. The harm of fried potatoes is also aggravated by the fact that it is cooked in oil in dining rooms, which has already been used many times in cooking. This preparation of potatoes makes it a very dangerous carcinogen.
Chips and crackers
Chips in large quantities contain the above E-621, salt and many other chemical additives. This product, in principle, is very far from real potatoes, from which it should be made. Chips are made from starch, flour and flavorings, which give the chips different tastes: bacon, cheese, crabs, etc.
Eating potato crisps and crackers is a direct path to gastritis, ulcers, possibly even stomach cancer. The components found in these foods irritate the gastric mucosa and lead to indispensable mutations at the cellular level.
Mayonnaise and Ketchup
Mayonnaise is a product that is also rich in the huge availability of trans fats. Food richly seasoned with mayonnaise has a very negative effect on blood vessels. The use of food, abundantly seasoned with mayonnaise, makes the walls of blood vessels less plastic. As a result, diseases such as hypertension and atherosclerosis occur, and they can lead to much more dire consequences. The harm of mayonnaise is enhanced by the presence in it of preservatives and various stabilizers of taste.
Ketchup also has a bad effect on human health. Ketchup, which is abundant on store shelves, actually contains only a small amount of real tomatoes, but is excessively filled with all kinds of dyes, flavors and other chemical additives.
Sugar and salt
The lack of sugar for the body is as follows: the constant consumption of sugar leads to an unexpected jump in the level of glucose in the blood, and this, in turn, provokes an increased secretion of insulin. Because of this, the pancreas begins to function in an intensive mode and quickly depletes. All this leads to diabetes. This disease is progressing more and more every year: doctors believe that eating sweets, confectionery, and other foods with high sugar levels is the main reason for such sad statistics.
In addition, the constant use of sugar can provoke such diseases:
- Weakened immunity, which is fraught with an increased likelihood of infectious diseases.
- Imbalance in the mineral balance in the body.
- Rapid weight gain - obesity.
- Diseases of the oral cavity, gums and teeth.
- Osteoporosis, which occurs due to impaired absorption of calcium.
This list of diseases can be continued, because doctors count more than 100 diseases that somehow arise due to excessive sugar intake.
Salt also negatively affects the body. This seasoning is an integral part in the human diet, but its norm is only 10-15 grams per day, which people naturally do not even guess about. People consume much more than this norm, about 5-10 times. Excessive intake of salt leads to a violation of the level of fluid in the body, and this in turn increases the load on the kidneys, heart and blood vessels. The result - renal failure, visual impairment, heart attack, stroke.
White bread is perhaps the main representative of “fast” carbohydrates, which are quite harmful to the human body. This product leads to excessive calories, which the body has to save as fat reserves. In addition, the composition of modern bread necessarily includes harmful additives and compounds that lead to diseases of the digestive, vascular system, cancers.
In fact, canned food is a dead product, and does not include anything the body needs. Canned foods usually contain large amounts of food additives, salt and various chemicals. Doctors recommend eating canned food only in case of severe hunger and the inability to get other food.
Good chocolate (without various additives, palm oil) in moderation does no harm, but large bars that advertise to satisfy hunger are, without a doubt, a shock to the body. Such foods include the excess sugar that a person gets in excess. The same applies to sweets.
Some scientists do not even recognize milk as a product that is suitable for consumption. Others, of course, are not so categorical, but also insist on consuming dairy food no more than 100 grams per day. This is especially true for yogurts, which are constantly advertised as one of the most healthy products. Today, in yoghurts there is almost nothing natural, they have a large number of thickeners, stabilizers, which have a very bad effect on health. Therefore, if a person needs live bacteria, it is better to purchase special drugs in a pharmacy.
The harm of such drinks lies in the excessive amount of food "chemistry" contained in their composition. Coca-Cola, lemonade, soda contain a large amount of sugar. The constant use of such drinks leads to a gradual leaching of calcium from the bones, digestive problems and other negative consequences. Even the use of low-calorie drinks with sweeteners still will not bring anything good to the body. Most doctors say that sweeteners also harm the body.
The fact that alcohol negatively affects health is known to everyone. Alcohol has a negative effect on the digestive system, kidneys, heart. Even the smallest amount of alcohol causes a significant blow to the cells of the liver and nervous system, and causes stress in the body. The constant use of alcohol leads to the emergence of a psychological and, later, physical and chemical dependence.
To preserve your health and immunity, you should abandon all these products, and if this is impossible (as in the case of salt), then simply control the amount of food consumed, do not get too carried away with it and then everything will be fine with the body.
Below you can find out how to replace these harmful products.