Fast FoodWe all know a lot about the dangers and risks connected with eating in fast food restaurants. However, those harmful effects of consuming packed with calories and trans fats burgers and fries do not stop many of us from opening the doors of McDonald’s or Burger King restaurants again and again. At that, scientists do not stop adding new items to the list of dangerous effects of eating in those places. Here’s one more of those.

According to the findings of a research, carried out by a group of scientists at the Department of Medicine, Infection and Immunity at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, fast foods speed up aging processes in the body and shorten our lifespan. This property is attributed to phosphates which play a role of flavor enhancers and preservatives in many today’s fast food restaurants. The researches found out that these elements and their compounds have sheer toxic effects on human body, especially in cases when fast foods are consumed on a regular basis.

The experiments with mice showed that those who are infected with high toxic levels of phosphates lived up to 25% longer. That is why the scientists recommend avoiding consuming meals enriched with phosphates. When consumed in small amounts, those elements can be removed from the body successfully, but greater amounts of phosphates lead to their being collected in the body, causing premature aging and possible death. Watch what you eat, my friends, and live a long and happy life!

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2 Responses to “Fast Food Shorten Our Lifespan”

  1. Gary Kenneth ArcherNo Gravatar Says:

    Thank you for the insightful and informative article.
    My wife and I have avoided fast food for some time and continue to eat healthy organic food. If only we could get the masses to open their minds to natural health. With thoughtful posts such as this perhaps there is hope.

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