The Health : Sugar

Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to my visual diary which I do not write daily. As you know, the foods we eat have an undeniably huge impact on our mental health and physical health. This is why I will also be sharing my opinion about our food choice. I am not a nutritionist and a professional but I am here to share my own experiences with foods.

Sugar, any of numerous sweet, colorless water-soluble compounds present in the sap of seed plants and the milk of mammals and making up the simplest group of carbohydrates. The most common sugar is sucrose, a crystalline table top and industrial sweetener used in foods and beverages. Almost every packaged food includes industrial sweetener which may be harmful for so many people, especially for the young ones. Should packaged foods that contain industrial sweetener be sold at schools when people get sick because of it?

In my opinion, it should not be sold at schools where so many young people spend most of their time. Research on rats has found that sugar is more addictive than opioid drugs such as cocaine, and that there can be withdrawal symptoms such as depression and behavioral problems when people try to cut out sugar completely. Firstly, healthy eating during puberty is important as body changes during this time affects an individual’s nutritional and dietary. Teens are becoming more independent and making many food decisions on their own. They require healthy foods to meet their needs. Unfortunately, in school cafes, there are numerous foods that include refined sugar. It discourages people on their food decision. Instead of refined sugar, fruits that have natural sugar can be much more beneficial. Foods with natural sugar have an important role in the diet of cancer patients and anyone trying to prevent cancer because they provide essential nutrients that keep the body healthy and help prevent disease. On the other hand, refined sugar can increase 

risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. They are also linked to a higher likelihood of depression, dementia, liver disease, and certain types of cancer. This is why it is vital to reduce the use of refined sugar which can affect especially teens in a bad way. Instead of foods that include refined sugar, healthy snacks, fruits, smoothies can be sold to meet the needs of people. Additionally, refined sugar damages immune system which protects people’s body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make people ill. One of the most disturbing effects of added sugar intake is weight gain which can cause depression and illnesses such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

To sum up, foods with refined sugar which are quite detrimental for both physical and mental health should not be sold at schools. Healthy snacks, smoothie and fruits with natural sugar are much more beneficial for kids and teens.

Song of the day : Memories-Maroon 5

The Body Image

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my visual diary which i don’t write daily. In this blog, i wanted to write about something vital to me. Just a little reminder : You are beautiful just the way you are. You are strong and brave.

We live in a century where social media almost controls everything. This can help so many people out there but at the same time it can ruin so many lives. With the help of modern technology, applications which are about photoshop are designed and used by numerous people. Do social media and technology really affect the the way people think about their appearances?

In my opinion, the modern technology which created social media has a huge impact on people’s lives. It affects people’s opinion about their appearance. Technology allows people to share posts on their social media accounts which can sometimes cause troubles because the image posted there  is the reason why beauty standards  exist. The more people see the same things on social media, the more they think what they see is the right thing to look like. This is why there is a rapid increase in the use of photoshop apps or even worse there is an unstoppable increase  in the number of people who go under surgery to change the way they look. The word ” beauty” is defined as a combination of qualities, such as shape color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. Unfortunately, currently people are trying so hard to be found beautiful by every singe person on social media. The definition of beauty has been changed by those who are starting to develop mental illnesses because of the media. When a photo in a media, such as Instagram, gets so many likes from strangers all around the World, it causes a misunderstanding which controls what people do, how people act and wear. Nowadays. what people perceive of social media is the reason why the number of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia  has increased compared to the past when there was no social platforms. Teenagers are the ones who use the social media most and get affected by it most. They experience peer pressure which can make them believe that their looks are inadequate. Even during the pandemic that the World has been going through plastic surgery demand is booming amid lockdown. Most of the people feel worse about themselves after seeing other people’s posts who they think are attractive and gorgeous. They try to lose weight and change the way they look. If it does not work out, they decide to use photoshop apps which can change their appearance in a few seconds.

Song of the day: Scars To Your Beautiful- Alessia Cara