2. SOME FACTORS
• There are seven established factors that raise the risk of ill-health and
these are all measured by the Health Survey for England.They are:
smoking, binge drinking, low fruit and vegetable consumption,
diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol (a
lack of physical activity is a factor in the last three).
• In England, an incredible 93% have at least one risk factor. Over a
third have three or more.
• As you can see most of all factors result from diet and lifestyle.
--We wanted to point out most important thing which leds people to be ill,
be unhealthy then be unhappy.
3. PROCESSED FOOD
• The word “processed” often causes some confusion, to clarify this you must
be able to compare if food is mechanically processed or chemically
• If it’s a single ingredient food with no added chemicals, then it doesn’t
matter if it’s been ground or put into a jar. It’s still real food.
• However foods that have been chemically processed and made solely from
refined ingredients and artificial substances, are what is generally known as
4. • Here are some ways that processed foods
are bad for your health.
High Sugar In Processed Food
Processed foods are usually loaded with added
sugar… or its evil twin, High Fructose Corn Syrup.
It is well known that sugar, when consumed in
excess, is seriously harmful.
As we all know, sugar is “empty” calories – it has no
essential nutrients, but a large amount of energy.
But empty calories are really just the tip of the iceberg
when it comes to the harmful effects of sugar…
5. • Many studies show that sugar can have devastating effects on
metabolism that go way beyond its calorie content.
• Not surprisingly, sugar consumption is strongly associated with
some of the world’s leading killers… including heart disease,
diabetes, obesity and cancer.
It can lead to insulin resistance, high triglycerides,
increased levels of the harmful cholesterol and
increased fat accumulation in the liver and
6. A team of researchers at the University of
North Carolina conducted a detailed survey
of the packaged foods and drinks.
When they looked at every individual
processed food in the store, 68 percent had
added sugar. Some of those products are
more obvious sugary foods, but not all. The
list includes many sauces, soups, fruit juices
and even meat products.
8. “HYPER REWARDING”
• Many processed foods have been engineered to be
so incredibly “rewarding” to the brain, that they
overpower anything we might have come across in
• We have complicated mechanisms in our bodies
and brains that are supposed to regulate energy
balance (how much we eat and how much we burn)
– which, until very recently in evolutionary history,
worked to keep us at a healthy weight.
• There is quite a lot of evidence that the reward value
of foods can bypass the innate defense mechanism
and make us start eating much more than we need,
so much that it starts to compromise our health.
9. • This is also known as the “food reward hypothesis of obesity.”
• The truth is, processed foods are so incredibly rewarding to our brains that they
affect our thoughts and behavior, making us eat more and more until eventually we
• Good food is good, but foods that are engineered to be hyper rewarding, effectively
short circuiting our innate brakes against overconsumption, are NOT good.
10. ALL SORTS OF ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS
Most highly processed foods are loaded with
artificial chemicals, including flavorants,
texturants, colorants and preservatives.
If you look at the ingredients label for a
processed, packaged food, chances are that
you won’t have a clue what some of the
11. This is an example of a processed food, an Atkins Advantage bar, which is
actually marketed as a low-carb friendly health food.
The “hyper rewarding” nature of processed foods
can have serious consequences for some people.
Some people can literally become addicted to
this stuff and completely lose control over their
They’ve had their brain
biochemistry hijacked by the intense
dopamine release that occurs in the brain
when they eat these foods.
This is actually supported by many studies.
Sugar and highly rewarding junk foods
activate the same areas in the brain as
drugs of abuse like cocaine.
13. LACK OF NUTRIENTS
There are many nutrients found in whole
foods that are not found in processed
foods. The more processed foods you eat,
the less you will get of these nutrients.
14. •Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy
diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and
•Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall
healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
•Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and
fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2
•Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of
an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may
also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help
to decrease bone loss.
•Eating foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories
per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be
useful in helping to lower calorie intake.
Fiber, especially soluble, fermentable fiber, has
One of the main ones is that it functions as
a prebiotic, feeding the friendly bacteria in the
There is also evidence that fiber can slow down the
absorption of carbohydrates and help us feel more
satisfied with fewer calories .
Soluble fiber can also help treat many cases of
constipation, which is a very common problem today.
The fiber that is found naturally in foods is often lost
during processing, or intentionally removed.
Therefore, most processed foods are very low in fiber.
16. HIGH TRANS FATS OR PROCESSED
Processed foods are often high in unhealthy fats.
They usually contain cheap fats, refined seed- and
vegetable oils (like soybean oil) that are often
hydrogenated… which turns them into trans fats.
Vegetable oils are extremely unhealthy and most
people are eating way too much of them already.
These fats contain excessive amounts of Omega-
6 fatty acids, which can drive oxidation and
inflammation in the body .
17. Several studies show that when people eat
more of these oils, they have a significantly
increased risk of heart disease, which is the
most common cause of death in Western
countries today .If the fats are hydrogenated,
that makes them even worse. Hydrogenated
(trans) fats are among the nastiest,
unhealthiest substances you can put into your
The best way to avoid seed oils and trans fats
is to avoid processed foods. Eat real fats like
butter, coconut oil and olive oil instead.
18. WHAT ABOUT FAST FOOD
Most of the things we talked about are also valid for fast food.
Moreover, a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition showed
that eating commercial baked goods (doughnuts, croissants, and, yes,
even bran muffins) and fast food (pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs) may
be linked to depression. The study determined that people who eat fast
food are 51 percent more likely to develop depression than those who eat
little to no fast food. It was also found that the more fast food study
participants consumed, the more likely they were to develop depression.
19. When we replace real, traditional foods like
butter, meat and vegetables with crappy,
processed junk foods, we get fat and sick.
Real food is the key to good health and also
key to hapiness, processed food is not.