Junk Food And Health Problems

By siliconindia   |   Thursday, 17 November 2011, 12:57 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Junk Food And Health Problems
Bangalore: Fast food has become more prominent among people of all ages today. The main advantage of fast food is that they are easily available and convenient. It is very tasty to eat and is decorated in a pleasing manner which is also easy to carry along. Junk food proves to be really harmful to the person eating it as it adds more calories and doesn?t have any nutritional content in it. You need to be aware about the following health problems if you use junk food- Junk food causes obesity i.e.an increase in your body weight, which can even be the reason for early demise. The reason behind this is the high amount of calories in junk food and the lack of fibers. Many other complications also arise as a result of obesity-heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Junk food even causes cancer, if used frequently. Fast food lacks almost all the vitamins and protein that are essential for the proper functioning of your body. It also impairs the immune system. Hence, the diseased cells in your body can become cancerous. The extreme use of soft drinks, sweetened juices and junk food can cause tooth decay, especially among small children. It is because they are prepared with using low quality fat, sugar and high amount of salt. Junk food can cause a rise in your blood sugar and as a result your energy level decreases. This will prove to be a hindrance in your performance, as you won?t be able to carry out your work energetically. The high amount of fat and oil used in junk food causes drowsiness. It takes more time for fast food to digest and consumes more blood and enzymes, which ends up in lack of concentration.