You love frozen food? Well – yes! They can be stacked in the freezer ( no everyday shopping headache), they need little effort to prepare, they are available in all varieties and they taste simply delicious! But, do you realize how unhealthy it is to have such frozen foods regularly? The side effects of consuming too much frozen foods are many and it is not good! Still in doubt? Read along!
Why You Need To Limit Frozen Foods Intake:
Dangers Of Food Additives
Processed and frozen foods are filled with chemicals and these are additives. Most of these additives are often not tested by FDA and have no Government approval for use. The side effects of these additives are many which include headache, numbness, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, burning sensation and drowsiness among many others.
High Calories, Excess Fat
Though several frozen foods claim to be low fat and low calories, research has revealed that many such low fat meals have been found to contain at least 300 calories. This is certainly not the right food for those who are trying to lose weight. This will add to calories intake and increase fat.
Research has revealed that several frozen foods like hot dogs and sausages can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. Fructose corn syrup often found in processed foods is directly linked to cancer.
Frozen processed foods contain trans-fatty acid which increase risk of heart disease. Trans fatty acid is known to lower good cholesterol and increase bad cholesterol. Salt is also an important preservative, used in many frozen foods which increases risks of cardiac problems.
Starches are predominantly used in frozen foods which offer a unique freeze thaw stability which offers fresh texture and taste to the food. However, the bad part is starch is 100% glucose which means that body digests it completely to produce sugar. Glucose is an integral part of our diet but excess starch in the diet will increase risk of diabetes as it will damage body tissues.
Frozen foods are full of chemicals which are quite like toxins for the body. The body has to overwork to get rid of these toxins from the body which pressurizes vital organs like kidney and liver. This is definitely not healthy.