Junk food is dangerous to your health. A high intake of junk food can lead to stomach disorders and can also affect the heart. There are now over 400,000 deaths per year caused by illnesses related to being overweight, which means that obesity has now overtaken smoking for the leading preventable cause of death.
Currently, youths and children are becoming more addicted to junk food and if this continues, one in every three children born will develop diabetes in their lifetime, which can cut 17-27 years off your life. A small intake of junk food doesn’t affect you much, but too much fast food can be connected to people having a higher chance of developing diabetes and other illnesses. There is, however, an argument that with proper exercise one can reduce the risk of all these illnesses.
Too much sugar and hydrogenated fats will affect your body. Refer to health magazines or consult a doctor about the ill effects of poor nutrition.
We all need to eat less sugar, less hydrogenated fats and more fruit and vegetables. Junk food, whilst cleverly packaged with loud advertisements, has limited nutritional value. Most of these food items are high in salt, sugar, fats and calories and offer little in terms of proteins, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.
The consumption of junk food occasionally is unlikely to cause any harm to your health. Most junk foods like packed potato chips typically contain a high amount of salt and whilst we all need a small intake of sodium for our bodies, too much sodium has been associated with an increased risk of hypertension. Similarly, children having ice-creams, cakes and pastries, which have high sugar contents, may lead to dental problems, obesity and other related illnesses.
An excessive consumption of caffeine, particularly in drinks like cola, can give rise to problems like mood swings, irritability, lack of concentration and sleeplessness. The consumption of junk food must be minimized for a healthy living.