There are certain types of food ingredients that become a must for our everyday diet. Unfortunately, as essential as they are to our meals, they are detrimental to the health.
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Source[/caption] Ordering for pizza with extra cheese is a must for many. The cheese gives a more satisfying feeling while grabbing a bite and chewing on the piece of Pizza. I bet you can understand that good feeling. Despite all that, cheese contains a high-fat and high-calorie content. Irrespective of the type of cheese, about 100 calories per kg and about 6 to 9 grams of fat is contained in it. It is also loaded with sodium.
According to healthline.com, eating a diet rich in cheese during middle age can double the risk of death, and quadruple the risk of death by cancer. So sad right? Well, the good news is, you only need to consider the type of cheese you consume and that too in small quantity. Mozzarella is considered as one of the healthier cheeses. Also, you should look for varieties of your favorite cheeses with less sodium.
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Source[/caption] You may have heard that sugar is bad for the health several times but you just find it hard to have your tea without putting two to three spoons of grounded sugar. Now let it be made more clear to you in this article that sugar gives no nutritional value. What you get from sugar is energy. Sugar contains, glucose(which is found in every plant) and fructose (which is not needed by the body). When too much sugar is consumed, too much fructose is taken into the body causing an overworking of the liver. Eventually, you end up with a Non-Alcoholic liver disease. Moreso, sugar causes insulin resistance which leads to the inadequate sugar digestion causing Diabetes.
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Source[/caption] An essential ingredient for preparing every meal. Without salt, food becomes tasteless. As we use salt for every meal, too much of it causes so many diseases. Most shocking is the high sodium contents found in potato chips. Feeling hungry on a trip or going for a walk, then grab a packet of potato chips. Besides being a major cause of hypertension, salt causes dementia even without a rise in blood pressure as reported by Indian Express. Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in memory.
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Source[/caption] From pasta to macaroni, and rice including burgers, ketchup is heavily consumed. Just like several other packaged condiments, Ketchup contains high sugar content. According to a 'Hungry for change TV';
"Just one tablespoon of commercially prepared ketchup contains four grams of sugar. And many people consume much more than one tablespoon at a time, which quickly builds up your daily sugar load. Like ketchup, sugar (especially HFCS) is added to nearly all processed foods, along with a lot of sodium and other flavor enhancers, and it doesn’t take too long to exceed your maximum daily fructose limit (25 grams or less)". To stay healthy, it is important
to consume all foods in the right proportion. As they always say, 'Health is wealth'.