Tomato Sauce is loaded with added sugar, and that is why it is bad for the health of children. In just half a cup of sauce, there are almost two teaspoons of sugar. Interestingly, this is the same amount of sugar you would find in two Oreos. Added sugar is directly linked to diabetes and obesity.
In prepared foods, there are hundreds of substances that the manufacturers do not disclose. Instead, they tag them under the name of ‘natural flavours’. These so called natural flavours contain synthetic chemicals such as propylene glycol that is usually used in anti-freeze. So don’t let the natural word fool you. Chances are there is nothing “natural” in those chemical-based flavours.
If you open a packet of meat from the refrigerator and find that it looks perfectly fine despite in the fridge for the last couple of days, don’t be happy! This is because processed meats such as sausage, salami, hot dogs, ham and bacon are often treated with nitrites or nitrates. Although these are harsh chemicals can increase the shelf life of this food and long lasting colour, consumption of such substances are always dangerous. This junk can leads to cancer of the brain, esophagus, and thyroid.
When you eat chips, it is not easy to stop! Have you ever realised that? And there is a specific reason behind this action. The manufacturers specially designed it in a way so that it becomes addictive and you come back for it. Processed food excites the dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter in the brain that makes you feel the pleasure after eating it.
There is an age-old saying that “You cannot outrun a bad diet” and this is so true! Eating processed food can makes it challenging to burn excess calories. People who follow a diet that include a lot of processed food, burn 50% fewer calories in comparison to those who consume a whole-food diet.
Drinking sugary drinks is a primary reason for problems like diabetes and obesity in Australian children. These drinks are loaded with different preservatives, fructose corn syrup, food dyes, added sugar, and other unhealthy ingredients. And these elements risk of some types of cancers, hormone disruption and other similar problems.