Eating your favourite snacks can take a toll on your health. A new study revealed that eating processed foods can cause leaky gut syndrome, which in turn increases the risk of kidney disease. The experiment was conducted on rodents.
The study was conducted at Monash University in Australia, showed that heat-treated or processed foods contained harmful chemical compounds called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs). These chemicals give the browned, roasted, fried, grilled and baked foods their flavour and aroma.
The AGEs trigger a process called the Maillard reaction which leads to an inflammatory response and chronic kidney disease. Not only Kidney, but processed food also increased the risk of all-cause mortality, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cancer and gastrointestinal diseases.
So, one is recommended to take food with high resistant starch fiber such as oats, cooked and cooled rice, barley, bean and legumes such as black beans and peas, raw potato starch, cooked and cooled potatoes, can help restore gut health and improve kidney health. Also steaming and stewing cooking practices help to curb health risk.
Globally, 10 per cent of people are affected by chronic kidney disease.