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What Is Southern Diet?

Southern Diet

Southern diet is a diet that includes fried foods, added fats, processed meats, sugary drinks and eggs. These food items are high in sugar and salt can be a huge risk for heart health. Southern diet may affect the health, foods and drinks which are included in this diet can be a major risk factor for healthy person.

Side effects of southern diet

Person who consume southern style diet are at higher risk of chronic diseases, it is important to eat less fried and processed foods. Consult with dietician about the suitable quantity of these food items.

1. Obesity and inflammation

Consumption of fried foods and sweetened beverages can increase the risk of obesity; the high sugar content of this diet can lead to insulin resistance and inflammation in the body. Due to this factor many experts are completely against these foods. Southern diet is considered as most unhealthy diet.

2. Affects kidney

Besides the heart, southern diets can also effects kidney health. If someone is suffering from kidney disease and consumption of these foods can lead to life threatening stage. Processed meat and highly salted foods may be harmful for the kidney health.

3. Risk of Heart disease

People who follow a southern style dietary pattern are at higher risk of heart disease as compared to those who eat it less. Fried food items have the tendency of increasing the cholesterol and blood pressure levels in the body. Overconsumption of these foods can lead to various diseases like cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart attack, etc.

Include fresh fruits and vegetables rather than these food items.

southeren diet foods and drinks

According to the studies, Mediterranean diet is much healthier than southern diet. Mediterranean diet include good amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish and limited meat and dairy. Southern diet does not provide various health benefits as it includes mostly processed food items. These should be consumed in moderation instead of binge eating all at once. Here are some foods that are included in this diet:

  • Fried foods
  • Organ meats
  • Processed meats
  • Sweetened beverages
  • Eggs

Person needs to understand the side effects of hollow calories. For example if someone eat eggs but do not process it in various forms by the time it is in the plate person should take low fried and sugary foods and drinks to prevent life threatening health conditions if someone continue the consumption once in a while.   

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