If you want to live a healthy and long life then there are some food you should be careful of. Excess may be harmful. Keep reading to see which 6 foods, you should cut down for a better health.
If you can’t live without your morning coffee, don’t panic. You don’t need to give it up completely. But excessive amounts of caffeine, especially when drunk over a short time, can cause headaches, nervousness, insomnia and the jitters. Really high consumption, which hugely increases heart rate, has proven fatal. It’s recommended you don’t go beyond 40mg of caffeine a day – that’s about four cups of coffee.
• Microwave Meals
Microwave meals are new to everyone and they are quick and convenient, it’s not surprising ready meals are big business. Unfortunately, most are made with low-quality, highly-proceeded ingredients that lack any nutritional value and are packed with sugar, saturated fats, additives and salt. Watch what you eat.
• Diet Drinks
You might think you’re making a healthy choice, but diet drinks aren’t much better than the full-fat versions. Drinking one diet drink a day can also lead to a 36% increased risk of diabetes according to research.
Once marketed as a healthy alternative to butter, margarine has been found to increase your death rate by 34% because it contains industrially-produced trans-fats. Made from plants extracts, Trans-fats significantly increase heart disease and inflammation.
• Processed Meat
Although the occasional meat sandwich won’t cause you any harm, too much processed meat that includes canned meat, can increase your risk of bowel cancer. This is according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which found that just 50g of processed meat (that’s two slices of meat) every day increased cancer risk by 18%.
• Protein Shakes
A high protein, low-carb diet may help you lose weight but you may want to avoid it if you’re over 50. A recent study of nearly 7,000 middle-aged people found protein-rich diets can shorten your life, particularly if you’re aged 50 to 65. It can also increase the chances of developing cancer, diabetes and other life-limiting diseases, according to the research.