The Relief India Trust Foundation serves poor families in the slum. These families fight for their necessities. Our NGO helps them in their fight.
According to data, 4500 children at age of 5 die every year in India. This is a very misfortunate situation in which we lose such a huge number of children. Children are the future of any economy. Losing such a huge number of children will hamper the development of an economy. Hence our organization supports such children and families.
In the previous blog, we discussed improving the health quality in India. Here continuing in this article, we will discuss the impacts of fast food on the human body.
What does Relief India Trust Foundation do to serve humans and humanity?
Our NGO feeds thousands of people on daily basis. Food is the utmost necessity for which they fight. We meet many children who say that they have not eaten a full meal for days. Some of them go to sleep hungry each night. When we talked to their parents, they say that we have no money to buy food.
Relief India Trust foundation help in both ways. If they are able enough to cook food, then we give them monthly Ration and if they are not we give them cooked food. Helping them is not a burden it is our responsibility. We believe in the ideology that if God has not created any difference in anyone, we should also not do this.
According to a news published in “The Hindustan Times” on 3rd October 2022, 3 girls died last week in Delhi’. This is an incident that happened in the Mandawali area. The post-mortem report revealed that their stomachs did not have even a single trace of food. Isn’t this heartbreaking news??
Ok, after all that we want to ask that whenever you crave food what option do you go for?
Most people, especially the working ones go for instant food. Does not matter if they cook it at home or get it from outside. This is where most people go wrong. It is proven that when a person is starving and eats instant or fast food the glucose level spikes a lot.
Scientific logic behind this
No doubt people prefer fast food to healthy ones. The two major reasons for that are: –
- Healthy food might not be as tasty as instant ones.
- The price of organic and healthy foods is much higher than instant food.
- It is easily available the moment you step out of your home, but this does not go for healthy food.
Studies show that people spend at least 10% of their income on unhealthy food in India. Means approx. Rs. 2500 monthly on such foods.
The bad impacts of fast food on the human body are: –
- Dental Distress
- heart disease or stroke
- Shortness of breath
- High Cholesterol
- Weight gain
- High Blood pressure
- Blood sugar spikes
- Extra calories due to taste
- Insulin Resistance
- Puffiness and Bloating
So, you see how many problems a person can suffer from eating fast food. Now tell us a family where any member of the family is not suffering from any of these problems. Almost every family has one person at least.
Most of the problem is a slow killer. The effects cannot be observed very soon. The time when you start observing the impacts you will find that some of them will come all together. Like if you find out that you are obese then you might observe shortness of breath. The same shorting of breathing increases the chance of heart disease or stroke. So, you see all these problems are interlinked to each other.
An interesting observation that you might not notice…
You must have heard that eating on a blue plate reduces your appetite. Because this color gives a single of fullness to your brain.
This helps you in eating less in order to maintain your body weight.
Well, that is known to many people. But do know which color hits your mind to eat more??
Guess what that color is Red and yellow. Did something just click your mind?? No…!!
For a moment think about the color of the plates in the restaurant or any fast food especially. Yes, now you can connect why they use these colors of plates. This increases your craving for food. You end up eating more calories than needed. Not only more, but you will demand more as this food increases the craving for eating more.
Now you know that if you eat more of these foods, you are surely going to become obese and invite diseases. Relief India Trust Foundation suggests you count your calories to stay fit. Staying healthy and eating healthy is the most difficult task for today’s youngsters.
Food to avoid for a healthy body
- Highly processed foods.
- Refined grains.
- Refined sugars.
- Sweetened drinks.
- Red and processed meats.
- Saturated and trans fats.
- High-glycemic foods.
Food to consume for a healthy body
- Dark Green Vegetables. Eat dark green vegetables at least four to five times a week.
- Whole Grains. Eat whole grains at least two or three times daily.
- Beans and Lentils. Try to eat a bean-based meal at least once a week.
- Fatty Fish such as salmon.
- Berries of any kind. Strawberry, gooseberry, blueberry, cherry, etc.
- Winter Squash like spinach, pumpkin, beans, etc.
- Soy products
This depends on us and what type of life we want to live. We always have two options for everything happening in our life. The same goes for food. This is our choice which food option we choose and which we reduce. Relief India Trust Foundation does not say no to completely giving up on such foods. But to stay healthy you have to reduce your consumption.
Try to figure out healthy options if you are a person who loves munching. This is for them who can adjust their food choices. But to those who have nothing to eat on their own please support them with nutritious foods. That will not only fill their hungry stomach but also complete their daily nutrient. For helping such families, you can click on the link to donate https://www.reliefindiatrust.org/cashfree.php/.
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