20 Nov 2015

Why junk food is harmful to your body?

Many of us are very fond of fast foods such as pizza, burgers and other junk food. Although food is fuel for your body excessive calories are not good for your health.Fast food is said to harm your health because it is highly processed and most of them contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy fats, and salt. High calori in junk food leads to obesity and overweight which is a risk factor life threatening health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Junk food has very poor nutritional value.
Junk foods make you prone to diabetes
If you consume high amounts of carbs,it result in a spike in your blood sugar.That will modulate the normal insulin response.These frequent spikes in blood sugar can act as contributing factor in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. 
Junk foods increases your bad cholesterol
Added sugar and fat in junk foods increases your LDL cholesterol and decreases your good cholesterol.
Effect of excessive sodium on your body
Excessive sodium increases water retension on your body and you appear edematous.It increases your blood pressure .Sodium also causes increased chance for renal stone and osteoporosis.
Effect on lungs
As junk food leads to obesity there is increased chance of shortness of breath.
Junk foods may result in depression.
Carbohydrate rich foods can increase the chance of acne 
When you consume food rich in carbohydrate the bacteria in your mouth produces acid which will destroy your tooth enamel and result in dental cavities.

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