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10 everyday things that are slowly killing You

In today’s world everything available in the market is ready made, from the processed food to the portable homes.

Technology has reduced the world to be accessed by our finger tips and while one should be grateful that technology has shortened the consumption time almost for every activity, we are left at the hands of mercy for instead of utilizing our time to stay informed and be well aware, we have turned a blind eye to our surroundings and have started taking things for granted.

It is the age of fast living and little thinking. Most of us forget to read the fine print, be it on medicines, food or even opinions. Certain things have become such an everyday aspect of our lives that it might come as a shock that they are actually the deadliest things around. Hiding behind their innocence is the radiation excessive microwave and a host of other things that are slowly contributing to your demise. Check it out and stay informed!

1) Salt:

It’s well known that salt or sodium increases the risk of heart diseases and stroke. Combine that with the fact that Indians consume a higher average of salt per meal than most of the rest of the world.

 2) Cell phones:

Since the huge explosion in mobile usage, studies have shown that radio frequencies contain radioactive emissions that can cause certain kinds of cancer. So try to keep it away from your bodies for longer durations and buy an anti radiation patch for your phone.

 3) Potato Chips:

This deep fried junk food can cause cancer of the colon, breast, bladder and prostate, apart from wreaking havoc on your skin and clogging up your arteries.

 4) White Bread:

White bread, along with pastas and anything with enriched wheat flour can lead to spikes in blood pressure. Over time, you can develop type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and conditions like arthritis.

 5) Cucumber:

Shocking but true… The bitterness in cucumbers is caused by potentially toxic compounds referred to as Cucurbitacins. By cutting off the ends of the cucumber you significantly reduce the likelihood of getting the cucurbitacins to contaminate the rest of the cucumber but leaving it on there can lead to all kinds of stomach worms and illnesses.

 6) Sitting:

According to a study, sitting for more than three hours a day could lead to extensive health risks. To name a few, there’s organ damage, delayed reactions, muscle degeneration and an easier overall susceptibility to death.

 7) Sleeping:

Sleeping too little apparently makes you gain weight. A review of sleep studies showed that people who slept more than nine hours a night were at a 41% higher risk for heart disease than those who slept seven to eight hours a night.

 8) Microwaves:

These quick solutions to cooking are taking us to our graves earlier than destined. Radiation emitted from microwaves is a serious problem that can lead to birth defects, cancer and a weakened immune system. Microwaved food is also thought to elevate blood pressure.

 9) Carbonated Drinks:

Soft drinks contain all kinds of artificial food dyes and preservatives like BVO (brominated vegetable oil). It’s also bad for your weight, your teeth, your skin, even your blood glucose.

 10) Air Fresheners:

These well marketed packets of death contain aspartame, neotame and a host of other dangerous sounding chemicals that can cause all kinds of problems like high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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