Wellness - Nutrition | 1-18 yrs

Salt And Sugar - Reduce Your Risks Today

Smitha Suresh

Crispy chicken burger, fries and a few creamy doughnuts! Has your mouth-watered already? Maybe yes, maybe no.

A mutton biriyani, tangy lemon pickle, and some delicious kheer for dessert, is that your food preference? Probably no, again.

Pan-crusted, cheese-oozing, pepperoni pizza and a pastry for dessert? Mama mia, right?

Let it be anything. We crave for sweet, salty or fatty foods because when we put this kind of food in our mouths, the taste buds send a signal to our brain, which in turn stimulates the opioids or endorphins and we end up perceiving a highly satisfying experience. This makes us crave for it more and more. Giving into these temptations leads to getting addicted to it.

What we eat; how we eat it; and why we eat it; has a lot to do with our upbringing and experiences in the childhood. If the circumstances around eating a rewarding food were pleasant, it becomes an emotional experience which gets stored in our memory. When we recall that food, it will stimulate desire.

Nostalgia! It can be a trouble magnet if you had it with junk food. Don’t you think? “Studies have also linked high childhood salt intake to risk of developing osteoporosis, respiratory disorders, kidney issues and even stomach cancer in young adulthood,” reckons Smitha Suresh, Nutrition Consultant and blogger at ‘Wellness as a Context for Life.

To know in detail about the consequences of having sugary/salty/fatty food or the food with all the three and more flip through the ClipBook“Salt And Sugar - Reduce Your Risks Today”. 

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