Garri : It is a creamy-white and yellowish flour, a popular food loved by all sundry.
It is processed from the roots and tuber of the Cassava plant.
It belongs to the Carbohydrate group of diet and can be taken raw as it is or be consumed as
Eba(prepared with hot water).
Garri possesses its beneficial effect, as it contains a high level of fibre content which aids in digestive health. However, it can affect the body system when taken too much.
Because it's processed from Cassava which contains high level of Hydrogen Cyanide also called Prussic acid, a toxic chemical used extensively as a fumigant, it can cause eye defects in individuals.
This Cyanide, in excess quantity, can also exacerbate the situation of an ulcer patient.
However, this Hydrogen Cyanide can be minimized in Garri by thorough processing from the raw product (Cassava).
Noodles: tasty, affordable and easy to prepare.
Regular noodles contain monosodium glutamate(MSG).
According to an in-vitro study by researchers, MSG may naturally affect brain health, excess MSG consumption can lead to obesity, increased blood pressure and nausea.
It is also low in fibre, protein and calories content reason why it is connected to poor diet quality.
Margarine: It occurs as a result of partial hydrogenation of vegetable oil.
It contains trans fatty acid and it's also difficult to metabolize.
Thus resulting in the high level of cholesterol in the blood.
High level of cholesterol in the blood are associated with plaque formation in the arteries, which can lead to heart disease and stroke.
White Sugar; the excess consumption of sugar is responsible for different health problems such as type 2 diabetes, weight gain and increased blood pressure.
Consuming too much sugar has been linked to dental erosion and atherosclerosis.
Taking too much White sugar may increase your risk of developing oesophagal and pleural cancer.
Energy drink: Gulping down this type of drink may result in some harmful health outcomes. Due to the high level of caffeine contained in energy drink(about 75mg), it may result in increased heartbeat, seizure and sleeping difficulty.
Also, the PH value of Energy drinks below 5.5 may negatively affect dental health thus leading to dental erosion or increased cavity risk.
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