Post by DoctoriDuniya
Do you know that the fast foods or the junk foods you eat without a second thought cause a disastrous effect on your overall health? Yes, you will be shocked to know that 2 in 3 adults are considered obese and are at greater risk of developing serious health issues due to fast-food consumption. The consumption of fast foods has been highly linked with the growth of obesity and chronic health conditions.
Due to the busiest work schedule, more and more people are opting for junk foods without knowing the dark side of its consumption. The commercial junk foods such as pastries, cookies, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks, pizza, chips, processed meat contain very little or no nutritional value but are loaded with high calories, fats, and salt. And, that is not sufficient to fulfill the body’s nutritional requirement which in result leads to serious damage to health. Consuming junk foods does not only add extra weight to your body but can also lead to a mental breakdown.
The more you consume junk food, the less you will be able to eat a healthy and nutrient-rich diet. Though occasional eating does not harm much when it comes to the habit of eating junk foods, it may lead to a health disaster.
Read more to know how fast food can be detrimental to your health.
1. It can cause memory and learning problems-
Studies show that people who consume more fast foods and junk foods perform poorly in cognitive tests that include attention, speed, and mood as compared to other people. It is found out that junk food can badly deteriorate your memory.
2. It can cause chemical changes that can lead to depression-
Half of the millennials are depressed, and consuming fast foods could be one of the reasons behind that. Fast foods contain a high amount of sugar, fat, and calories that affect the chemical activity of the brain which in result causes depression.
3. Lessens its ability to control appetite-
Consuming fast foods hamper the ability of the part of the brain that sends signals to remind you how much you have eaten and what you have eaten. Our brain needs essential minerals and nutrients to work properly. On consuming you may get mixed-signal and may lose the ability to control appetite.
4. You will bloat -
Fast foods are packed with a high amount of sodium chemicals and preservatives. These addictives may cause water retention in your body and make you feel bloated and puffy all the time. You may frequently suffer from constipation as fast foods hardly have fibers.
5. Your kidney, heart, liver, and stomach may get hurt-
Fast foods contain a high amount of sodium which is known to have a bad effect on the kidney, liver, and other organs. Too much salt present in fast foods may lead to serious heart complications, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney diseases, and liver problem.
6. You'll increase your cancer risk-
Excessive consumption of fast foods and junk foods highly increases your risk of developing cancer such as human breast, prostate, and colon cancers.
“Be Healthy, Be Informed”