On the way to a proper and healthy diet, we closely monitor sugar, but rarely think about other more harmful components.
And they, in turn, do more harm and can lead to more serious violations than a few extra pounds on the scales. We tell you what foods you can not eat with proper nutrition, and it is better to abandon them altogether.
French fries, fast food, and any fried food contain trans fats. If used frequently, they increase bad blood cholesterol and reduce good cholesterol, eventually disrupting all the body’s work. By the way, on the package, such a component can be labeled as “partially hydrogenated oil” and invisibly harm your health. Consumption of trans fats increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Do you like to cheer up with sweet carbonated energy drinks? Remember that it contains more than 30 g of sugar, which is several times the daily norm. But that’s not all – caffeine, which is responsible for vitality, with regular use leads to tachycardia and nervous system problems.
They process any canned meat: from sausages to ham. Nitrites help products maintain an appetizing appearance and do not spoil for a long time. When you store them in the refrigerator, the danger is minimal, but in the presence of warm temperatures, nitrites form compounds that often lead to cancer of the pancreas, stomach, and colon.
Popcorn in the microwave
If you enjoy watching a movie with packaged popcorn from the microwave, get rid of this habit. The packets in which we heat the popcorn contain chemical elements (they prevent the packet from exploding and burning) which, when heated, emit a substance called perfluorooctanoic acid: it can cause oncology. And it’s really worse than sugar and much scarier.
Carefully read the label: components that are listed as yellow dyes 5 and 6 can cause allergies, reduce concentration and the ability to learn in children. They are most often found in cereals, puddings, and confectionery.