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11 foods forbidden for health or How to shorten your life

Too much of a good thing is good for nothing. Why? Because good frequently is either immoral, or leads to adiposity. You heard such ordinary joke quite often.

Really, it often happens that the most tasty products are also the most harmful. In this article we will tell you about products which are harmful to our body, acquaint you with an accustoming mechanism to harmful products and explain the reasons for many illnesses caused by improper feeding.

It is not recommended to use following products often:

1. Chewing sweets

A fruit candy in bright packing, "chupa-chups" - are harmful products, undoubtedly. Not only do they contain large sugar quantity, but also chemical additives, dyes, substitutes and so on.

2. Chips- corn and potato

They are very harmful to human body Chips are nothing other than as a mix of carbohydrates and fat, in a cover of dyes and taste substitutes. Fried potato consumption will also bring in no use.

3. Sweet aerated drinks

A mix of sugar, chemistry and gases - to distribute harmful substances in a body faster. Coca-Cola, for example, is a remarkable means against limy scum and rust. Think properly before sending such liquid into stomach. Besides aerated sweet drinks are harmful also due to high concentration of sugar - in an equivalent four-five teaspoons, diluted in a water glass.

Therefore it is not necessary to be surprised that, after satisfying thirst with such aerated water, you wish to drink it again in anotherfive minutes.

4. Chocolate bars

This huge quantity of calories in a combination to chemical additives, genetically modified products, dyes and aromatizers.

5. Sausage

Sausages and other meat delicacies remain one of the most harmful products in modern gastronomic assortment. They contain so-called latent fats (a pork skin, fat, interior fat), all this is veiled with aromatizers and tastes substitutes. Development of gene engineering undoubtedly plays a huge positive role in medicine, but also has a reverse of the medal. The negative aspect is that more and more manufacturers of products passes to genic-modified raw materials. So sausages consist of transgene soya on 80 % (!).

6. Fat meat

Fats bring cholesterol which hammers in vessels, than accelerates ageing and raises risk of occurence of cardiovascular system diseases.

7. Mayonnaise

Cooked in home conditions and used "in grammes", it does not bring special harm to our health. But as soon as we begin conversation on the fabric-made mayonnaise, or on the dishes containing mayonnaise it is necessary to expose at once a tablet "life-threatening". Mayonnaise is a very high-calorie product, besides it contains large quantity of fats and carbohydrates, and also dyes, sweeteners, substitutes and so on. Therefore think once again when you add mayonnaise to fried potato. Special concentration of harm is in hamburgers, sandwiches generously flavoured with mayonnaise.

8. Ketchup

Various sauces and refuellings, presented on counters of our shops in wide assortment. The maintenance of dyes, substitutes of tastes and the genic-modified products in them is, unfortunately, also high.

9. Instant noodles

Instant noodles, numerous soluble soups, mashed potatoes, soluble juices. They all are a continuous chemistry doing doubtless harm to your body.

10. Salt

It is often named a white death. Salt lowers pressure, breaks salt-acidic balance in an organism, promotes congestion of toxins. Therefore if you cannot refuse it, try at least not indulging yourself with excessively salty dishes.

11. Alcohol

Even in minimum quantities it disturbs assimilation of vitamins.

Besides, alcohol contains a lot of calories. It is not necessary to tell you about influence of alcohol on liver, kidneys,simply because you perfectly know about it. Also it is not necessary to state that the certain quantity of alcohol goes on advantage.

All this takes place only at the reasonable approach to its use (quite seldom and in small doses).

By the way, anti-alcohol advertising is thought not only for those who abuses this alcohol. Limit alcohol consumption, reducing it to a minimum, and ultimately you will only keep your health.

So, we wish you to be healthy - you should correct food errors!


Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
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