Soda Soda contains 8-13 teaspoons of sugar per can, depending on which soda you are sipping. Because of the high amount of sugar in soda it can cause weight gain, fatty liver and even diabetes. In an article by Popular Science, a woman drank only soda and no water for 16 years. Her blood-potassium levels were half of what they normally should be. The patient also had severe arrhythmia and fainting fits. This is a good example showing how there are no nutrients in soda and how it affects the body.
Processed Meat This is the transformation of meat physically or chemically which is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD and bowel and stomach cancer. 1.5 million Cases of Colorectal cancer are diagnosed annually, processed meat being the main cause of this cancer. The correlation between colorectal cancer and processed meat are so strong that the world health organization classifies processed meat as a group 1 carcinogen. This would mean that processed meat is as dangerous as smoking cigarettes or ingesting paint!
Candy Bars Eating candy regularly or too much has some serious health consequences. Our bodies need sugar to survive, but the amount of saturated fats in candy can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke. High sugar content robs you of calcium because it impairs your absorption of calcium. Destruction of your teeth is a major concern because of the role that sugar plays in creating cavities. Candy is not a meal replacement and if treated as such will cause nutrient deficiencies.
French Fries When frying potatoes the browning of the potato is a chemical reaction which produces acrylamide. This chemical is known to cause cancer in animals and is toxic to humans. A single restaurant style fry contains 1/3 the recommended daily amount of salt and 100% the recommended daily amount of carbohydrates. Because of the fat, salt and carbohydrate content, eating too much of this food puts an individual at high risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
White Bread Refined white bread gets nutrients stripped away during the refining process, meaning it is low in fiber and increases blood sugar. White bread also contains potassium bromate, which causes cancer. Fatigue is another downfall of this starch. It is made up of simple carbohydrates which your body burns very quickly. The energy is used up and you are left feeling less energetic than before. Whatever is not burned up will be stored. This is where weight gain comes in and it increases risk for stroke and heart disease.