The human body is just like a plant. Plant only survives and grows when there is adequate supply of essential nutrients required for its development.

Plant may also fall sick and die if the required nutrients are not available in the right proportions. This is also applicable to the human body. I’m pretty sure you are aware of the fact that the nature of foods you consume daily has a great impact on your well-being. This is why you ought to be very mindful of what you consume as food.

Abnormal consumption of food has led to the death of countless humans and I’m sure you wouldn’t like to join the category of people who have been buried for this reason.

Since your wellness is our concern at HealthIsWealth.ng, we have pointed out some popular foods you must avoid to maintain healthiness.

These foods do not only contribute to unnecessary weight gain but could also induce the eruption of deadly ailments due to the fact that they contain many potentially harmful ingredients.

It would be a great symptom of incompleteness, if we list these foods without providing alternatives. Therefore, we would also ensure the availability of better alternatives.

Below are four popular foods in Nigeria you need to stop consuming to avoid digging your own grave.

1. Soft Drinks

Research has shown that soft drinks, most especially the sugary ones causes a lot of deadly diseases, such as; cancer, diabetes, obesity, liver failure and other heart related diseases.

If you must stop consuming only one type of food, then it should be soft drinks. The consumption of soft drinks, such as coke, fanta, sugary malts, among  hundreds of others, has no nutritional benefits to your body system. The frequent intake of sugary drinks causes more harm than good.

Drinking two cans of coke, fanta or any other soft drink weekly increases the rate of insulin production in the pancrease, which gives rise to pancreatic cancer. Soft drinks also causes prostrate cancer in males and breast cancer in females.

A can of coke contains 12 cubes of sugar which makes it a great source of Type 2 diabetes.

The list of deadly diseases that could originate as a result of the consumption of soft drinks is endless. We wouldn’t advise you to minimize the consumption of soft drinks because it is not a preventive measure. We would advise you to STOP consuming soft and sugary drinks. STOP IT!

There are better alternatives. Water happens to be one of the alternatives. Instead of drinking coke and other sugary drinks, kindly drink clean water.

If you can’t take ordinary water, add some fresh fruits to spice it up. You can also consume cucumber and water melon as better alternatives.

2. Juice

Unlike fruits, juice lacks fiber. Fiber helps to decelerate the rate of sugar digestion. Consuming juice which lacks adequate fiber is another method of taking excess sugar. I’m sure you are aware of the danger of taking excess sugar.

Instead of taking juice which is practically unhealthy for your body system, kindly consume fresh fruits. The consumption of Juice is a threat to your well-being. STOP IT!

3. High Margarine Foods

Margarine contains excess fats which increases bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. Abnormal proportion of cholesterol causes inflammation and other diseases.

Foods, such as crackers, snacks, microwaved popcorn, which contain high proportion of margarine should be avoided.

Before consuming any biscuit or any snack, thoroughly check the ingredients, if it contains high margarine, shun it. It’s more advisable to avoid snacks and other processed foods made of margarine.

4. Processed Meat And Fish Products

When you check the label of virtually all the processed and packaged meat and fish products, you won’t be able to know most of the ingredients used in processing the fish or meat. This is because the ingredients are not foods, they are potentially harmful chemicals which could be preservatives, colourants and flavours.

These chemicals which are used as ingredients in processing and packaging fish and meat products could cause you numerous medical damages. They are totally unsafe. Therefore, we advise you to go for freshly cooked meat and fish instead of consuming what you don’t know.

Processed meat and fish products like hot dogs, bacon, corned beef, sardines, ham among others should be avoided. The preservatives used in processing these foods causes cancer and other health maladies.
The aforementioned foods are popular and a good number of Nigerians are addicted to some of these foods, but for the sake of your life and wellness, you should stop consuming these foods. Exploit better alternatives to ensure a better and healthier LIFE.

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25 Comments

  1. Grace

    March 10, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for this awesome post i love this site. All Nigerians should get involved.

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  2. Maxwell Marian

    March 11, 2019 at 11:15 am

    True fact

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  3. Kenneth onyekwe

    March 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Nice

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  4. Emmanuel Peter

    March 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for such a brilliant idea.

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  5. Mohammed Austine Mubarak

    March 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    We thank you for the update

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  6. Musa Isiyaku Barau

    March 17, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you for the general information

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  7. Agatha

    March 18, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Wow it’s amazing I learnt well

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  8. Khalilgibran17 Muhammad sani

    March 18, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the update very interesting

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  9. Prince

    March 19, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Eh! Even Juices? Okay thanks for the update aha.

    Reply

  10. Henry

    March 19, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the information

    Reply

  11. Timileyin Emmanuel

    March 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for the information

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  12. Timileyin Emmanuel

    March 19, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the update, it really thankful as in

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  13. Timileyin Emmanuel

    March 19, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks for the update

    Reply

  14. Iamstephan

    March 20, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Please indulge me, what do we eat then?

    According to a study, only soft drinks can have a negative effect if taken in excess.

    You didn’t mention beer or kolanut as it contains nicotine which produces free radicals that makes the pancrease unable to to produce insulin to anchor glycolysis which is a prime cause of diabetes.

    And as well other foods which contains free radicals.

    I am just pointing what you should write here and do not make people loose what they eat and enjoy because of an unverified information.

    Everything is bad when taken in excess and not just a little intake.

    Reply

  15. Balogun Opeyemi

    March 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    That’s exactly the true, I also gained more wisdom

    Reply

  16. Ziix

    March 21, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Very encouraging

    Reply

  17. Timileyin Emmanuel

    March 21, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I love this website very useful

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  18. ibrahim

    March 21, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful tip.

    Reply

  19. Robinson cherechi

    March 22, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Thanks for the this

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  20. Ochuko

    March 23, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Nice article
    But y soft drinks na

    Reply

  21. Ochuko

    March 23, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Sweet article
    But you coke na

    Reply

  22. jvickz50

    March 24, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Great advice. .Thanks a lot

    Reply

  23. Hope Adeniran

    March 25, 2019 at 11:20 am

    I think reduction should be what you should imply and not stop…

    Reply

  24. Sammy

    April 13, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Lovely article

    Reply

  25. Adepoju lukman temitayo

    May 19, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Good

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