o Most of these quick and convenient
meals contain high amount of
sodium, which increases and aggravates
the risks of high blood pressure.
o According to the recommendations of
the National Research Council of the
National Academy of Sciences 1,200 -
1,500 mg of sodium is the daily sodium
requirement for adults.
o Although the body requires minimum
quantities of sodium, too much sodium
contributes to high blood pressure.
Sodium can also lead to building-up of
fluids in case of people who are suffering
from people with congestive heart
failure, cirrhosis, or kidney disease.
o Trans fat, which is infamous as the worst
type of fat, is found abundantly in various
o Trans fat is considered as the most
harmful type of fat because it not only
increases the ‘bad cholesterol’ (low density
lipoprotein) levels but also reduces the
‘good cholesterol’ (High density lipoprotein)
o Most commonly trans fat is a commonly
found in ingredients in all the processed
foods. Foods that contain artificial trans fats
contain up to 45% more trans fat as
compared to their natural fat counterparts.
oThere are many factors contributing to the
degeneration of health among many people
today. We live in a terribly polluted world. We
are all exposed to thousands of toxins and
chemicals every day at work, home, in the
air, and in the food that we eat and water we
o We are eating more processed foods than
ever before in human history and we
constantly abuse or bodies with
pharmaceuticals We are constantly
bombarded by fast food at every corner. And
video games have led the majority of teens to
spend countless hours in front of the
television being sedentary. And, as a result of
all of this, there exists a generation that is out-
of-shape, overweight and obese
o Raise your blood pressure.
o Increase level of bad cholesterol.
o Weaken your immune system.
o Destabilize your blood sugar level.
o Retard your metabolic rates( rates at which you
digest, process and eliminate food).
o It also leads to weight gain and obesity, further
increasing livelihood strokes and heart attacks.