Eating healthy is key to healthy body and good health. Natural source of food is the best way to stay healthy. We live in outrageously busy society. Sometimes we even do not have time for ourselves. So we start finding shortcuts to everything. Even in eating. Because of lack in time, we avoid to cook food and switch to ready made foods which are artificial and processed. Processed food formerly harms our body but who cares when time is moving so fast and you have to move with time. Your body cares. Your body demands a little care from you. Processed food is responsible for obesity. Read this article to know more about how dangerous processed food can be for your body and how they are harming you.
Side-effects of processed food:
Processed foods have high sugar content and also contain high fructose corn syrup. Too much sugar intake harms our body because they contain fat which does not get breakdown easily. And processed food contains double sugar than real foods. Now you can well imagine how harmful it can be. It is totally restricted for diabetic and cholesterol patients.
Processed foods leads to over consumption. We all crave for tasty food. Many processed foods have been researched to be so incredibly “rewarding” to the brain, that they overpower anything we might have come across in nature. This can innate the defense mechanism of your brain. It craves us to eat much can we need leading to obesity and overweight.
Processed food contains all artificial ingredients that can more or less harm your system. If you look at the label of the packet of processed food, you won’t even be familiar to some of them. That is because those are not at all actual food that we get in our natural diet. Processed foods contain preservatives, colorants, texturants, artificial flavors and some harsh chemicals too.
Processed foods are addictive. Processed foods taste way better than real food. SO, they are addictive. Once you start eating them, you body craves for more. Junk foods can hijack the functioning of brain leading to obesity and over consumption.
Processed foods are carbohydrate high food. Carbohydrates are more dangerous than fats when consumed in higher amount. It leads to carb cravings just few hours after its intake when the blood sugar level goes down. These types of carbohydrates are categorized into simple carbohydrate type which produces negative health effects in your body.
Processed foods are low nutrient containing food. These foods can never serve your nutrient demand of your body. Many nutrients which are regularly required by our body is not found in processed food. So, the more processed food you consume, the fewer nutrients you get.
Processed foods are low in fiber contents. Soluble and ferment able fibers are everyday requirement of our body. But processed foods are low in dietary fibers because it loses most its fibers during processing.
Processed foods needs more time to digest. Digestion process slows down due to intake of processed food. Hence it effects on metabolic activities.
Processed foods are high in trans fat content. All types of fat can be burnt away by through workouts and exercises. But trans fat is not of that kind. It remains intact in body and breaking them down to burn is hard. If the fats are hydrogenated, that makes them even worse. Hydrogenated (trans) fats are among the nastiest, unhealthiest substances you can put into your body.
Processed foods overheat your body. It contains lot of fats and carbohydrates and totally not good for your body.
Processed foods contain cancer causing Acrylamide.
Examples of processed foods:
- French fries, potato chips, kurkure, roasted and packed potatoes.
- Cold drinks, sodas, artificial soft drinks.
- Roasted breakfast cereals, bread crust, toasts and other packed snacks.
- Frozen food, packed food, artificial juice, artificial sweeteners, artificial liquids.
Compromising with health is life risking. Staying healthy is the best way to live life. Spare out some time from your busy life and make something real for yourself. Processed foods will only harm you. Take care of yourself because your health is in your hand.