Food: a four letter word that people say multiple times a day, consciously or unconsciously. For most people, life is all about food. What we want to taste or have already tasted. What’s more, nearly every day there are publications about research on what we should or absolutely shouldn’t eat to stay healthy. Food can affect our lives in a positive way, but also in a negative way. It brings cultures and loved ones together, but it can also cause conflicts and/or wars. For me personally, food is my best friend that I cannot go one day without, but for a lot of people it’s their greatest enemy: such as people with an eating disorder or people who are living in famine. Every day people die of hunger and/or other food-related causes.
Food being your worst enemy thanks to eating disorders and starvation makes sense, but did you know that food can also become your enemy without a clear cause? As mentioned above, every day studies are published which show that you shouldn’t eat certain products in combination with others, because this is very bad for you. They could have a negative effect on your physical and/or mental health. You’re probably thinking: “oh, but I don’t have those products in my house or in the refrigerator anyway”. I’m sure that you didn’t know that these products are bad for you, or in any case you will be surprised by some of them!
Margarine is on this list because of the high percentage of trans fat (unsaturated fat) in the product. Trans fat is often linked to cardiovascular disorders. These fats can also have a negative effect on mother’s milk: trans fats decrease the quality of the milk you give to your new-born baby. Furthermore, it increases your insulin levels. So don’t eat too much margarine, and try to replace it with other products, such as olive oil.
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