But why? Processed foods have high caloric content, but overall poor nutritional value. They contain high levels of salts and sugars, preservatives and additional additives to assure sustainable shelf-lives. There is often very little fibre content. Some additives and preservatives may be harmful in the long run. Little wonder then about linkage with chronic illnesses, and eventual contribution to additional mortality.
Every age group is vulnerable to substance abuse, but more so young adults at the peak of their productivity. The most commonly abused substances in Kenya include alcohol, tobacco, bhang (marijuana) and miraa (khat). But it’s common knowledge that other types of drugs are also readily available; including cocaine, LSD, narcotics, steroids and tranquilizers among many more.
Once you make yourself a model for health, you readily qualify to be on the lookout for others. Your starting point can be whatever you want. You may choose an initial personalized approach to family and friends who are closest to you.