Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
Ignorance is bliss but sometimes we keep on adapting unhealthy eating habits and ignore the long term side effects of certain food knowingly. Only because we have become slave of our own taste buds.
It always matters to your health what you eat and drink. We can control our eating habits and bodies because some diseases are preventable. If you’re ready to quit things that affect your physical health and adapt easy healthy changes, read through this article 🙂
Fizzy Carbonated drinks
Because of delicious taste and fragrance, everyone loves to drink carbonated drink with some fast food or during meals. There are several types of carbonated water that includes club soda, zero sugar coke and diet coke which is definitely not a diet coke, it contains artificial sweeteners which are more harmful than the regular coke.
These all drinks contain very high amount of sugar, artificial sweeteners, sodium, caffeine, etc. Which triggers your taste buds, damages enamel of teeth and causes decay, spikes up insulin levels, increases risk of heart diseases, weight gain and the worst thing-they are super addictive.
- Fruit infused water
- Flavored tea
Refined flour is prepared by finely milling wheat which is poor in fibre, protein and other nutrients. It includes pizza, pasta and all the baked goodies-pancakes, pastries and muffins.
This flour has simple carbohydrates which break down in your body as simple sugar and quickly increases your energy and insulin levels. It causes type 2 diabetes, non alcoholic fatty liver, indigestion and weight gain.
- Whole wheat flour
- Buckwheat flour
- Oat flour
- Quinoa flour
Canned food items
We often see supermarkets shelf staked with canned food items. Now a days, different vegetables, fruits and beans are packed in canes. These canes are made up of Aluminium and contains bisphenol A (BPA) which prevents aluminium cane from corrosion and bacterial contamination.
For the better shelf life, these cane foods are intoxicated with preservatives, additives, sodium and sugar which prevents oxidation and keeps food unspoiled as well as edible for longer. These preservatives has side effects like cancer, allergic reactions, hyperactive behavior and of course high amount of sodium and sugar are linked to heart disorders and diabetes.
- Fresh/organic fruits and vegetables
- Raw beans and lentils
It promises you to get you going and give you wings. Energy drinks contain high amount of caffeine and stimulants which keep you energized with compromising normal chemical state of the body. There is no known benefit of having an energy drink but many proven side effects.
A stimulant increases your blood pressure causing tachycardia, type 2 diabetes, nervousness, muscle weakness, chest pain, constipation, makes you dehydrated and more anxious.
- Coconut water
- Fresh juice
- Green tea
- Mild black coffee
Red meat is high in cholesterol and saturated fats which increases risk of elevated LDL levels in blood, obesity, atherosclerosis, gout and heart attack. Red meat includes beef, pork, lamb, mutton, etc. People who eat red meat are at higher risk of having colon caner.
- Soya chunks
This could be the day you stop doing that self destructive thing you do 🙂
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