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Foods You Should Consume Less

Ever wondered why some foods are healthy to eat in large proportions while others are not? It is simply because of the amount of nutrient present in each. Some are rich in fats and oils while others are loaded with carbohydrates and proteins. The secret to healthy eating is choosing which foods are healthy for your body type. It is generally agreed that lean people should consume more carbohydrates and fats while the chubby types should take more of proteins, fruits and vegetables. Actually, every class of food can be consumed by anyone provided they are taken in the right quantity. So in light of this, here are some examples of food you should consume in lesser quantity:

Flour: Foods made with flour such as pastries and snacks should be consumed in lesser quantity because of the gluten in the flour. Although snacks are a quick fix for hunger and you can delay eating real food when you have snacks at hand, you should not get used to eating them daily. They contain a lot of preservatives and added condiments which can prove toxic to the body over time.

Meat: Meat is generally classified into white meat and red meat. However, it is advisable not to eat the skin of white meat because this is the main layer where fat is stored. Whether you prefer red or white meat, it is important not to consume them in excess.

Sugar: It is no secret that sugar ages you faster and makes your skin wrinkle when a lot of it is consumed. Although it is not possible to escape sugar as most of the food we eat contains it in one form or the other, you can control which type of sugar, and how much of it, you take in. Eating fruits which contain natural sugars are healthy and consumption of artificial sugars found in processed foods and drinks can be avoided.

Preservatives and seasonings: A lot of fast foods contain a whole lot of additives and preservatives added to improve the taste, flavor and even the color. And not all of them are healthy. Junk and processed foods are usually loaded with different preservatives and seasonings which are not beneficial for the body. It has recently been discovered that these seasonings can cause cancer when taken consistently over long periods of time.

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Jelifat Opoola

Opoola Jelifat is a young and passionate writer. She holds a B.Sc degree in Microbiology and enjoys reading, cooking and writing on real life issues. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of Ibadan. Contact her on, and via Twitter and facebook by clicking the icons below.

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