In the diet containing the above mentioned foodstuffs there are many things that can cause problems to the body. They are risky because the fat content is very high in such diets (healthy diets should not contain more than 20 percent of the total calories as fats).
Most of these foodstuffs are high –calorie diet, and the calories here are empty-which means that these calories have no nutritive value in them. They only add fat to our bodies.
Such foodstuffs are very poor in vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for the various metabolic processes going on in our body. Many of the processed foods contain artificial preservatives which have the capacity to induce cancer (carcinogenic) and cause thickening and blocking of the blood vessels (atherogenic).
There is another group of natural substances called antioxidant which are nature’s wonder molecules to clear the cells toxic substances called oxidants. They are found in considerable quantities in fresh vegetables and fruits, and are absent in high –risk diets.
*Cancers of various organs of the body
*Obesity:-a curse to mankind and a harbinger of most dreadful diseases.
*High blood pressure and heart diseases due to thickened arteries
*Constipation due to poor roughage and disease of the colon
*Lower immunity levels in the body and hence frequent infection
*Auto-immune disease due to change in the components of cells
The most disturbing about these dangers is that they start around the age of 30 and successfully manage to cause serious damage by the time one is 50. Once the damage is caused, the process of repair is extremely painful and many of these changes are irreversible. Most of the consequences mentioned here are not curable and are for life.
Low-risk healthy diet
Now that we have seen the dangers of high-risk diets, what kind of foods can we choose to avoid the disastrous effects of wrong eating habits?
The healthy and low-risk diet consists of:-
Foods low in fat content
Foods rich in fiber content, like fruits, vegetables, pulses, and cereals.
Plenty of complex carbohydrates like tubers, roots, vegetables, cereals.
Foods low in simple sugars like sucrose.
Plenty of water