The human body is like a plant. The plant only survives and grows when the nutrients essential for its development are sufficient.
The plant can also get sick and die if the necessary nutrients are not available in the right proportions. This is also applicable to the human body. I’m pretty sure you’re aware that the nature of the food you consume daily has a big impact on your well-being. That’s why you have to be very careful about what you consume as food.
An abnormal consumption of food has resulted in the death of countless humans and I am sure you would not want to fall into the category of people who have been buried for this reason.
Since your health is our concern, we have reported some popular foods that you must avoid to stay healthy.
These foods not only contribute to unnecessary weight gain, but could also cause the eruption of deadly diseases due to the fact that they contain many potentially harmful ingredients.
It would be a big symptom of incompleteness if we enumerate these foods without proposing alternatives. Therefore, we will also ensure the availability of better alternatives.
Here are four popular foods in Nigeria that you must stop eating to avoid digging your own grave.
Research has shown that soft drinks, especially sugary drinks, are responsible for many deadly diseases, such as; cancer, diabetes, obesity, liver failure and other heart-related diseases.
If you have to stop eating one type of food, you must stop non-alcoholic beverages. The consumption of soft drinks, such as coke, fanta, sweet malts, among hundreds of others, has no nutritional benefit for your body. Frequent consumption of sugary drinks does more harm than good.
Drinking two cans of coca, fanta, or other non-alcoholic drinks each week increases the rate of insulin production in the pancreas, leading to pancreatic cancer. Soft drinks are also responsible for prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women.
A can of coke contains 12 cubes of sugar, making it an excellent source of type 2 diabetes.
The list of deadly diseases that can result from the consumption of soft drinks is endless. We do not advise you to minimize the consumption of soft drinks because it is not a preventive measure. We advise you to stop consuming non-alcoholic and sweet drinks. STOP THAT!
There are better alternatives. Water happens to be one of the alternatives. Instead of drinking coca-cola and other sugary drinks, drink clean water.
If you can not take plain water, add fresh fruit to spice it up. You can also consume cucumber and watermelon as the best alternatives.
Unlike fruits, the juice lacks fiber. Fiber helps slow the rate of digestion of sugar. Consuming juice that lacks fiber is another way to consume an excess of sugar. I am sure you are aware of the danger of taking too much sugar.
Instead of taking juice that is practically unhealthy for your body, eat fresh fruit kindly. Juice consumption is a threat to your well-being. STOP THAT!
Margarine contains excess fat that increases bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. An abnormal proportion of cholesterol causes inflammation and other diseases.
Foods such as crackers, snacks and microwave popcorn containing a high proportion of margarine should be avoided.
Before consuming a cookie or snack, carefully check the ingredients; avoid it if it contains a lot of margarine. It is best to avoid snacks and other processed foods made from margarine.
Processed meat and fish products
When you check the label of almost all processed and packaged meat and fish products, you can not know most of the ingredients used to process fish or meat. Indeed, ingredients are not foods, they are potentially harmful chemicals that could be preservatives, dyes and flavors.
These chemicals used as ingredients in the processing and packaging of fish and meat products could cause you a lot of medical damage. They are totally dangerous. Therefore, we advise you to opt for freshly cooked meat and fish instead of consuming what you do not know.
Processed meat and fish products such as hot dogs, bacon, salt beef, sardines, ham, among others, should be avoided. Preservatives used in the treatment of these foods cause cancer and other health problems.
The foods mentioned above are popular and many Nigerians are addicted to some of these foods, but to preserve your life and well-being, you must stop consuming these foods. Use better alternatives to ensure a better and healthier life.