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Junk Food and Health

Junk food is basically the food which is of low nutrition value and is carrying high calories, sugar and fat. The word junk denotes useless and extra. Junk food is always good to taste but affects your health. In junk food category the food which falls are all kind of snacks, candy, chewing gum, fries, pizzas, tacos, burgers, street snacks, sweet deserts, beverages. Junk food is always appealing because of the affordability cost and taste. Especially for children and youngsters junk food is very attractive and easily available. To be very honest the harmful effects of junk food are really high.

Junk Food and Health

Junk Food and Health

Junk food may be the cause of weight increase as while having junk food it satisfies our mind and we continue to have it which becomes the cause of our increased body weight. Junk food contains lot of calories which again affect our body weight.

Junk food affects digestion

Junk foods are good to eat but road side junk foods are not hygienic and affect health. It also causes digestive problems because of excessive masalas. The oil used to fry junk food are not basically good oil so it gets deposited in stomach and creates digestive issues.

Junk food can give rise to heart disease

Junk food can increase the risk of heart diseases as it contains cholesterol which affects heart. Overweight is also the reason of heart risks.

Junk food may destroy your liver

Junk food carries trans fat which can destroy the liver and its function.

Junk food may harm your kidney and blood pressure

Junk food such as chips and wafers contains lot of processed salt which increases your craving for these junk foods. Junk food increases the level of sodium in your body which increases the level of blood pressure which harms kidney functioning.

Also Read : Foods to avoid during High Blood Pressure

Junk food also increases the risk of diabetes

Junk food increases the level of blood sugar and cholesterol in human body.

Junk Food harms brain and mind

Junk food leads teenagers to depression. Junk food helps in release of hormone which makes teenagers to feel depressed and mood swing. It disturbs the balance of hormone level. The bad fats present in junk food replace the level of good fat and thus impacts the brain memory.

Junk food also increases nutrition deficiency for kids and teenagers

In the growing age children love to have junk food which decreases their level of hunger for main course diet. This results to deficiency of nutrition as main course food helps to get proper nutrition. This deficiency results in poor academic quality, physical weakness and fatigue.

Also Read: Food Rich in Calcium

Still people love to have junk foods so it is always better to have junk food in very limited amount rarely just to taste. It will be always praiseworthy if you can leave the interest and wish for junk foods and replace with some healthy foods.

About Indrani Banerjee

Indrani Banerjee
Indrani is born and brought up in West Bengal-the state which is enriched with culture. Her educational qualification consists of Masters in English and Masters in Human Resource. She loves to deal with people and keeps desire to do something remarkable as she believes that there are only two resources on the earth-one is environment and another is human that’s why career wise she works as an HR Generalist. Reading and writing on varied articles is one of her desired extra curriculum activity. She loves to talk, spend quality time with friends and family. She is quiet travel freak. Among her hobbies cooking will take a very important place. She loves to do embroidery and paintings. Rather than that she is from a cultural background so dancing and painting is also added in her extra curriculum activities. For her family is most important and she lives for them .And she also believes whatever she is today because of them. She believes in God. She always believes that:”Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow”.

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