Brain-Aspartame containing foods
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener made from phenylalanine, methanol and aspartic acid, used in many sugar-free products. Phenylalanine contained in aspartame can cross the blood-brain barrier and disrupt the production of neurotransmitters. Therefore, when consumed excessively, aspartame can have negative effects on learning and emotions. In a 2014 study conducted in the USA, participants were given a high-aspartame diet for 8 days, and at the end of the study, they found that the participants were more irritable, more depressed, and performed worse on mental tests.
Alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of liver damage. Drinking too much alcohol can prevent the breakdown of fat in the liver, leading to fat accumulation, increased inflammation in the liver and ultimately liver damage.
Fatty foods can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke due to their effects on weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. A large observational study of 6,000 people in 22 countries published in The Lancet in 2010 found that consuming fried foods, pizza, and salty snacks increased the risk of stroke by 16%.
Lungs – Smoking
Cigarette smoke contains many chemicals that damage the respiratory system and by disrupting the structure of the lungs, it increases the risk of diseases such as emphysema, COPD, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer.
Kidneys – Canned foods
Most canned foods contain high amounts of sodium as salt is added as a preservative to extend their shelf life. The excess sodium taken into the body is excreted in the urine, which increases the load on the kidneys and kidney damage may develop in the long term.
Excessive consumption of sugary foods can cause a decrease in the amount of good bacteria in the gut and deterioration of gut health.
A typical Western diet that includes plenty of fast food items like burgers, nuggets, hot dogs, french fries, sodas, and milkshakes is directly linked to skin acne. In 2011, a study of 2,300 Turkish teens found that frequent consumption of hamburgers or sausages increased the risk of developing acne by 24%.