It seems like every year we learn more about the food we eat – specifically the man made and modified kinds. There are all sorts of health risks associated with poor diet. From heart failure to cancer, what you consume can have deadly effects on your body. If you’re curious about what fare you should say farewell to, then read on to learn about the five ways your food is killing you.
It Keeps You Overweight
The Guardian reports that excessive sugar in food is one of the leading causes of obesity, a deadly killer. According to the article, one researcher, “blames insulin for 75 to 80 percent of all obesity.” Unnatural spikes in insulin, plus high BMI, can result in Type 2 Diabetes.
The downward health spiral related to your sugar consumption can result in early death if your diabetes is improperly managed — this includes treatment through medication and diet.
It Leads to Bone Loss
The National Osteoporosis Foundation notes that what you eat has a major impact on the health of your bones. Furthermore, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons reports that, with osteoporosis, “Falls are the leading cause of injury among persons aged 65 and older in the United States. Fractures are the primary cause of hospitalization or death following a fall.”
While it may not be an immediate risk since osteoporosis develops overtime, high consumption of alcohol and caffeine could be a toxic combo for your bone health and your life.
It Contributes to Kidney Failure
There are a number of foods likely in your current diet that could contribute to kidney failure. According to Kimberly Snyder, a health food blogger, meat, salt, and artificial sweeteners are among the top offenders. Add to it the alcohol and caffeine that are already affecting your bone health, and you have quite the deadly diet.
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It Hurts Your Heart
Diets high in trans fats are the leading cause of heart attack and, subsequently, death. “Trans fats seemed like such a good thing once, enhancing the flavor, texture, and shelf life of many processed foods — from cookies to frozen pizza. Unfortunately, they come with a health risk. Trans fatty foods tantalize your taste buds, then travel through your digestive system to your arteries, where they turn to sludge,” Web MD reports.
If you dine on too much junk food, you may be increasing your bad cholesterol levels overtime, which leads to a higher risk of heart failure.
It Increases Your Cancer Risk
Many of the foods mentioned above also lead to cancer. Overall, it’s important to note that a poor diet can put you at risk for several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer. There’s also some evidence that the ingredients in artificial sweeteners and many other processed foods may cause cancer as well.
Do you recognize a bad habit of your own from the list? Knowing the facts, do you plan to change your diet, and how? Share your thoughts in the comments below.