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How Fried Foods And Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Harm Human Health

by Derrick Smith
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Current research shows that fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages increase the burden on the human body and may cause problems such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and chronic diseases.


Foods that have been fried may have reduced nutrients. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

Seattle, WA (Merxwire) – Do you like to eat fast food and drink sugar-sweetened beverages? When food can only provide calories, can not provide nutrients, or its nutrients have exceeded the needs, then it will become a burden on the human body. Almost everywhere, we see people eating fried food and drinking sugary drinks, and this eating habit is already harmful to the human body.

Health hazards of fried foods

After frying at high temperatures, the nutrients in the food are reduced, such as protein, carbohydrates, trace elements, and vitamins may be changed, and even carcinogens may be produced. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that when starchy foods are fried at high temperatures, acrylamide is produced, a substance that may cause cancer.

In addition to increasing cancer risk, eating fried foods may also increase mortality. A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate fried chicken at least once a week had a higher risk of death than women who did not eat fried chicken every week. On the other hand, they also had a higher death rate from heart disease.

It has also been reported that about 35% of heart attacks in the world are related to fried foods, salty snacks, and meat, which shows that fried foods are very harmful to the cardiovascular system. The calories and fat of fried food burden the human body and may even affect human metabolism, leading to health problems such as arteriosclerosis and fatty liver. Therefore, people with chronic diseases need to pay more attention to the harm caused by fried foods.

There are many sugar-sweetened beverages on the market. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

Health hazards of sugar-sweetened beverages

Everyone knows that too much sugar can lead to diabetes, but most people can’t resist the allure of sugar-sweetened beverages. When people drink sugar-sweetened beverages, the body needs more energy to metabolize these sugars and processed substances. When it is difficult for the body to metabolize, it may lead to diabetes or kidney problems and even face kidney dialysis.

A recent study published in the medical journal Gut showed that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages might increase the risk of colorectal cancer. The research team tracked about 100,000 female subjects between 1991 and 2015 and found that women accustomed to drinking sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence had a 32% increased risk of developing early-onset colorectal cancer in adulthood.

How much sugar can we eat every day? According to WHO guidelines, sugar intake should be less than 10% of total daily calories for both adults and children, preferably less than 5%. High sugar has a wide range of effects on the body, especially the cardiovascular and nervous systems. If people find that their blood sugar is too high, they need to watch their diets and control their health data to avoid disease.

Many people have become accustomed to a diet rich in oil and sugar and eat fewer fruits and vegetables. Unhealthy eating habits lead to an increased risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. In addition, heart disease and stroke patients also have a younger trend in recent years. Experts recommend that people eat a balanced diet to supplement the body with various nutrients and reduce disease risk.

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