Carbonated drinks: Whether you drink diet soda or regular soda it effects your life. Study shows that people who drank a regular soda every day for six months saw a 132 to 142 percent increase in liver fat, a 117 to 221 percent jump in skeletal fat, and about a 30 percent increase in both triglyceride blood fats and other organ fat. Their consumption also led to an 11 percent increase in cholesterol, compared with the people who drank other beverages such as water or milk. Other effects of soda: Accelerated aging, diet soda belly, coloring agents can be cancer agents, BPA liner inside the metal that avoids reaction with acid is also harmful. Moreover artificial sweetener as an ingredient that does not break down causes water pollution.
Refined sugar: Since sugar contains no beneficial nutrients, it is not necessary to eat any at all, and yet the typical American consumes between 120 and 150 pounds each year. Refined sugar is lethal when ingested by humans because it provides only that which nutritionists describe as “empty” or “naked” calories. It lacks the natural minerals which are present in the sugar beet or cane. In addition, sugar is worse than nothing because it drains and leaches the body of precious vitamins and minerals through the demand its digestion, detoxification and elimination makes upon one’s entire system. Use sugar sparingly.
Artificial sweeteners: By offering the taste of sweetness without any calories, artificial sweeteners seem like they could be one answer to effective weight loss. Artificial sweeteners may play another trick, too. Research suggests that they may prevent us from associating sweetness with caloric intake. As a result, we may crave more sweets, tend to choose sweet food over nutritious food, and gain weight. Next time before using splenda, aspertame and other artificial sweeteners think twice.
Processed Foods: Chemically processed foods are not good for the body. What do they do to body? They are generally high in sucrose and fructose content, high in tran-fat, make us overeating, supply artificial ingredients, addiction to junk food, high in refined carbohydrates, low in fiber, low in nutrients, reduces metabolic rate & sits in the system for long time. Solution: Prepare fresh food at home & avoid processed food.
Eat more FOOD:
Fruits & veggies: Eat more varieties of fruits and vegetables. Eat fruits that are meant for season and have varieties. Consume veggies in the form of salad. Fruits are rich with anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. Vegetables are also good for health in various ways. Both reduce heart risks as they supply low calories.
Organic lean protein: Proteins are building blocks of our body. Go with organic proteins whenever you find them. Soy proteins, organic milk, fish, organic eggs and chicken are some examples for organic lean proteins.
Omega -3-fats: our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain. Where we get them? Flax seeds, olive oil, fish oil, tofu, soybean etc.
Drink water: Our life depends on water. Drink plenty of water. Adults need 16 cups of water everyday. What are the benefits? Water helps in body’s fluid balance, electrolyte balance, weight control, skin health, kidney function, muscle strength, productivity, acts as sickness fighter and it is a brain booster.