We all love that extra sauce over our French fries, or that extra piece of cheese in our hamburger. Oh, and the ice cream as desert, after a stake and some mashed potatoes. The pleasure of eating rich meals is most of the times more appreciated over mindfulness when it comes to a balanced eating routine. The drawback associated with the food hedonism is that the southern diet heightens risk of heart attack. No matter how good it tastes, greasy and sweet food never boosted the health of anyone. These types of foods usually fail to provide the amount of nutrients our bodies need to stay alive and kicking for as long as possible.
Conclusions are based on an extended research which involved the diet assessment of more than 17.400 black and white adults living in the US. All study subjects were asked how frequently they ate foods considered Southern, including fried foods: processed meats, fatty foods, bacon, ham eggs, organ meats, liver, eggs and sugary drinks.
The study revealed 536 cases of acute heart disease, including fatal and nonfatal heart attacks, all linked to southern diet eaters. Scientists controlled other factors that may contribute to an individual’s risk of developing heart disease. Levels of education were controlled, physical activity, age and smoking also contribute to the development of heart trouble in individuals.
To offer relevance to the findings, participants fell into five different eating groups, including the Southern style eaters, namely those who were more likely to eat pasta, Chinese food, Mexican food, pizza and mixed dishes. The second pattern is known as “plant based”, namely subjects who are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables. Last but not least, there was the “sweets” pattern and the “alcohol/salads” group, which implied people who were more likely to drink beer, liquor, wine, tomatoes and salad dressings and leafy vegetables.
After analyzing their health levels, scientists concluded that the southern style consumers were the only ones faced with an extremely high risk of heart disease.
Indulging ourselves in the pleasure of eating sugary or fat rich foods isn’t exactly a crime, as once in a while we can let our taste buds feel the immense pleasure of tasty fats. But turning the southern diet into a daily eating routine may come with highly dangerous consequences for our health. Cholesterol levels heighten and our heart is at risk of failure. There is no doubt whatsoever that the southern diet increases risk of heart attack and the general advice is to opt for a balanced perspective over the way we deal with our eating routine.
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