Saturday, June 27, 2020

Fatty and sugary foods

The young generation is one of the most preferred target groups of the marketing. The increasing consumption of food with high level of fat, sugar and/or salt contributes to the drastic rise of the number of overweight and diabetes type 2. people, especially in childhood.

Controlled trials and observational studies provide conclusive evidence that consumption of trans-fatty acids from partially hydrogenated oils adversely affects multiple cardiovascular risk factors and contributes significantly to increased risk of cardiovascular health events.

Excessive consumption of sugar is one factor promoting overweight and obesity. Excess weight increases the risk of noncommunicable diseases, including some cancers. Excessive consumption of sugar has been linked to several metabolic abnormalities and adverse health conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Good eating tips:
*Limit foods and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt to sometimes – not every day. Choose smaller amounts or fun-size servings.
*Limit chips and takeaway food as much as possible – most are very high in fat, salt and calories.
*Choose healthy snacks such as fruit and vegetables.
*Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
Fatty and sugary foods

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