How we significantly increase the chances of getting cancer (mainly bowel, pancreas and bladder).
The more a food is removed from its original appearance, the more dangerous it is.
There is a dramatic deterioration in their eating habits in recent decades. Here’s what to avoid at all costs:
1. All the pastries made:
Cookies, pretzels, cakes, crackers, croissants, breadcrumbs, crackers, etc.
Real food bombs that contain a lot of trans fat, sugar, white flour, but also a lot of preservatives and flavor enhancers.
Many and 100% empty calories, sugar out of control, poor energy profile, low satiety.
One of the main reasons for the nutritional disorder of the western world is that the havoc they wreak is not visible to them at first glance.
If you can’t do without them, at least stick to homemade versions.
2. All carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, whether with sugar or synthetic (“diet”) sweeteners
They contain tons of sugar (artificial sweeteners are even worse), lots of artificial colors, and usually caffeine.
Carbohydrates are also a direct threat to bone density, especially those that contain extra phosphoric acid.
Most soft drinks contain a lot of empty calories and, unsurprisingly, a very high glycemic index. They have close friendships with diabetes.
Teach your children to avoid them and switch to natural juices.
3. All meat preparations/processed meats that contain nitrates and nitrites (protectors against the risk of botulism and those that give them their vibrant red color) that are converted in our stomachs into the not so innocent nitrosamines.
They include sausages and hot dogs, salami and other similar cured meats, bacon, corned beef, and other highly processed meats. It is apparently impossible to even imagine what we are consuming.
All studies show that those of us who eat enough similar foods significantly increase the chances of cancer (mainly bowel, pancreas and bladder).
More nitrosamines are produced when meats are processed at high temperatures. Also, at high temperatures, many types of heterocyclic amines are formed which are found in particularly high concentrations in the burnt/blackened parts of meat.
If the meat product is smoked, carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons will also be formed.
4. The donuts
The only good thing about donuts is the hole in the middle!
Fried in used oil, they are made up of sugar, processed white flour, and hydrogenated oils (read trans fats).
No nutritional value, 100% dead and high in calories, and not even satiating.
5. Trans fats or hydrogenated oils
I assume you read the results of the recent European Union survey which ranks Greek women and Greek men first in Europe in terms of obesity (men do better: we are second!)
Another first! I am full of national excitement!
One of the reasons for this first place is definitely trans fats.
But what are trans fats?
They are vegetable oils that have undergone heat treatment and have been hydrogenated. Thus, they convert from liquid to solid with great durability and are widely used in the processed food industry and fast food restaurants. When you eat them it’s like pouring motor oil on your body.
But what harm do trans fats do?
Here it goes:
-increases bad LDL cholesterol (read atherosclerosis) decreases good HDL cholesterol (inability to eliminate excess bad cholesterol through the liver)
Oily tans are a fire for the circulatory system, but there are also valid indications that:
-contribute significantly to the increase in cases of obesity
-increase the chances of type diabetes
-related to prostate and breast cancer
-cause liver dysfunction because they are difficult to metabolize due to their special nature.
Saturated fats are angels vs completely unnatural trans!
Why then is this Nemesis used so massively in the food industry?
But of course for the bagioco! It is a cheap raw material and increases the shelf life of food.
In many countries, with Denmark leading the way since 2003, strict measures have been taken to limit the use of trans fats.
We care about other things here! We don’t even know what it is!
Good for the Ministry of Health, what can you say?
What foods contain trans fat?
Too many standard foods:
-mayonnaise and other condiments
– pre-fried products that also thrive in fast food restaurants
-baked goods such as: cookies, cakes, croissants, biscuits, breadcrumbs, crackers, donuts, etc.
-various frozen and processed products such as pizzas, pies, tarts, waffles, fish sticks
French fries, popcorn, and other snacks
plenty of breakfast cereals, bars etc.
Make it a habit to check labels when eating processed and packaged foods.
6. French fries from fast food restaurants
Fast food French fries are among the worst foods, and they are particularly dangerous because they are eaten en masse.
Most of them certainly haven’t realized what they are eating and that this seemingly innocent food is one of the main culprits for crooked Greek children’s first pan-European place in obesity.
Let’s look at the facts:
1. They are full of trans fats.
2. They have very high amounts of cancer-causing acrylamide.
3. Frying oils are used many times, so they are loaded with hardened byproducts of oxidations and polymerizations.
4. They have too many calories and even empty. A 170g serving has 540 calories.
5. Its low satiety capacity can lead to excessive consumption. Hence the “giant” portions of fast food restaurants
6. They are usually full of salt.
7. Most wash them down with ketchup or other fattening condiments.
8. This is a highly addictive food.
9. Lastly, they have a very high glycemic index which, with the simultaneous presence of fat, unimaginably favors its accumulation in the body.
If you absolutely want fries, go for mom’s (or mother-in-law’s).
7. Chips and other salty snacks. The salt
I single out French fries because they are eaten in large quantities. It is a comfort food and highly addictive.
A 100g bag of potato chips has 550 calories (!), 38g fat, of which 11g is saturated, and lots of salt.
The same and worse are the prawns, the sticks, some rare dried fruits (brrrr!) and the dozens of other salty snacks that kids now ask for with their brands and that fill the deep pockets of multinationals, wreaking havoc on health young and old.
High content of substances such as acrylamide, dyes, flavor enhancers, trans and saturated fats, etc.
100% dead calories, no nutritional value and lots of salt.
The sodium we get from salt should not exceed 2,400 mg (2.4 grams) per day, the amount corresponding to one teaspoon of salt.
But we eat much greater amounts of processed and prepared foods and this puts great stress on the arteries, heart, kidneys and brain, pushing us along with other aggravating factors to heart attacks, strokes, dementia and kidney problems.
Salt-enriched blood draws water by osmosis into the arteries and increases their volume, raising the pressure. High pressure causes gradual damage to the arteries and of course also to those that go to the brain and heart.
In the kidneys, the presence of a large amount of sodium in the blood prevents the removal of excess water from the blood by osmosis. Thus, the pressure remains high, and in addition, the thin and fragile blood vessels leading to the kidneys are put under great stress, which gradually leads to kidney failure.
We get salt in any form from many natural and processed foods. Avoid extra salt by all means!
8. The hamburgers at most fast food restaurants
Thiamine mononitrate, bleached flour, isoglucose, sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten, salt, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, calcium and sodium propionate, monocalcium phosphate, ethoxylated monoglycerides, etc.
You will say to me: “what has suddenly caught you, man, and you have put it in chemistry?”
So I challenge you to find out what the chemical composition section above might be implying!
Don’t break your head unfairly!
These are some of the ingredients in hamburgers from a fast food chain. It doesn’t matter which one because that’s not our point.
meat that may come from lots containing multiple animals. It is claimed that a single hamburger can contain meat from hundreds of animals.
the necessary accompaniments to complete the well-known triplet of fast food restaurants: pre-fried potatoes and carbonated soft drinks.
ketchups, mayonnaises and calamity mustards
…and you have another explosive nutritional mix.
What can I say about saturated and trans fats, animal antibiotics, and dozens of chemical additives!
I was surprised to see a burger that after 6 months had not gone bad! (widely spread on the Internet).
If it were rubber, it would deteriorate!
I hope it’s not the same with all related chains but I save my clothes to have half of them.
9. Various industrial flavorings/seasonings
Mayonnaise: It has nothing to do with the homemade versions (olive oil and egg yolks). It contains egg replacers, lots of not-so-good fats, usually soybean oil from genetically modified soybeans, and extremely high calories.
Ketchup: Not the best source of lycopene. Contains large amounts of sugar or isoglucose (HFCS) and salt.
worse still are the more processed sauces like tartar sauce.
If soy sauce brings you connotations of health, you should know that you have been deceived.
The greatest evil of spices of this type is that they make us addicted to sugar, salt and fat and above all that they alter our flavor.
If you get used to, for example, eating broccoli with cheese sauce, it’s almost impossible to eat broccoli on its own afterwards, and this is a huge nutritional defeat.
My advice is: stay away from those artificial and highly processed flavors. Learn to enjoy the flavors of nature.
10. Prepared soups
They have huge amounts of salt. One can provides one gram of sodium, as well as many artificial preservatives and flavor enhancers such as the highly controversial monosodium glutamate.
The type of raw materials used are dehydrated and almost always contain trans fats.
Its flavor is completely synthetic.
Avoid them! Every once in a while someone will be found to make you a homemade soup.
I’m temporarily leaving breakfast cereals off the list, but it’s going fast. Almost all big name brands can be classified as junk food.
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