The reaction of the human body to the consumption of various foods is a scientific treasure. While many nutritionists support the ‘presumed benefits’ of the use of low-calorie diet foods like wheat bread, soda and cereal bars, the real effects of their consumption on human body function are acknowledged by a very insignificant rate of population in this modern world where information is readily available.
For the sake of convenience, the people struggling for weight loss prefer following the fitness experts – most probably by following on instagram and afterwards, purchasing their weight loss programmes which is a composite of exercises and these low-calorie processed food products. Unknowingly, this exposes human body function to high risk of malfunction. These food products though assumed and proven by fitness experts and nutritionists as beneficial and a quick measure for weight loss – especially when combined with effective workouts, are harmful for the human body over the long term.
Research on the health benefits and harmful effects has been conducted widely which has induced many heath specialists to believe that these are not ‘real foods’. Studies have revealed that through persistent consumption of these overly processed artificial foods, toxic levels elevate in various human body organs causing the body to malfunction. These foods have been found to promote the most common diseases like diabetes and heart disease. It would astonish the consumers but the truth is spoken, the consumption of these unreal foods also leads to obesity. Many health specialists, therefore, forbid the use of processed foods which are a composite of excessive artificial ingredients and provide little to zero nutritional value.
The three foods that seem advantageous but are the most harmful foods when eaten on a regular basis are inclusive of, but not limited to wheat bread, diet soda and cereal bars. These foods have been banned in Australia, Canada, China and Europe but are still eaten widely in the U.S. – as evident from the number of victims of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Diet soda substituted soda in 1982 and was labelled as healthy by nutrition specialists. The word ‘diet’ used when naming some processed foods like soda induces many people to consume these products right away without obtaining prior information about its composition. Diet soda is a blend of artificial sweeteners including aspartame, sucralose and saccharin which are harmful to the human body. In contrast to the basic assumption, diet soda is more dangerous than natural sugar that is used in manufacturing the ‘real’ soda. Excessive intake of these artificial ingredients is linked with increased chances of Diabetes type II.
It was believed that diet soda promotes weight loss until March 2015 when a study conducted by Health Science Centre, University of Texas disclosed that it caused weight gain, especially around waistline in 70% of the participants. The calories burnt by diet soda were significantly less than the calories gained. The study was followed by another experiment on 3682 people from San Antonio, Texas which showed which resulted in the participants gaining weight or becoming obese. Subsequently, studies also revealed that the artificial flavours used in diet soda are so intense that they deprive the taste buds of the flavour of natural sugar.
Bread is thought to have great nutritional value and is consumed on a regular basis. It is a phenomenon around the world that in order to cut down calories and lose weight, white bread must be replaced by a healthier alternate. Whole grain or wheat bread is thought to do the aforesaid. Wheat bread is recommended to lose or maintain weight and tone your body. In reality, the effort made in spending hours at the gym is made useless by the consumption of whole bread. This is a fact that is yet to be realized by the fitness trainers.
Processed wheat bread is made from a number of ingredients including high fructose corn syrup. Experts believe that this syrup disturbs the functioning two hormones responsible for indicating the body food requirements namely Ghrelin and Leptin. While Ghrelin indicates when you are hungry, Leptin indicates when you are full. The intake of this substance through wheat bread confuses these indicators and the person may not know whether he is full or hungry. This leads to increased food intake and weight gain.
Increased appetite is often linked to consumption of wheat bread as it is digested easily and elevates the blood sugar level. Rapid digestion stimulates hunger and the person tends to eat more.
People mostly rely on readily available foods for nutrition. Since, Cereal bars are easily available in the market and are perceived as packed with high nutritional value, they are eaten in high quantities. The reality is in contradiction with this illusion. Cereal bars ingredients include corn syrup, sugar, high maltose, sugar, fructose and sugar cane fiber. There is no one ingredient in these bars that may link to fat loss.
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