Have you ever tried those lip-smacking foods that get served on your table in no time and satisfies your taste buds? Those pre-prepared or packaged food that has low nutritional value are famously known as Junk food.
Junk foods are loaded with fat and sugar, less in fiber supplement, protein, minerals, vitamins or other important nutritional value. Most of the bakery items, street foods, fast foods, frozen foods and drinks fall under the category.
Though these foods get prepared in less time and give pleasure to your taste buds, it has a very bad effect on your health.
Below are some of the effects of junk food on your health:
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Junk foods are loaded with trans-fats that increases bad cholesterol level. Sugary foods, fats, carbs and calories have a large contribution to increased obesity. Fried foods and frozen items help in gaining weight. Obesity may increase the risk of respiratory problems. International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Phase Three says that children who eat fast foods frequently (more than three times a week) are likely to develop asthma and eczema.
Effect on hair and skin
Carbohydrate-rich food leads to blood sugar spike and also triggers acne. Sugar intake increases the risk of diseases related to your skin, hair and nails. When you don’t get the required vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs, it can cause hair loss. High glycaemic list items cause hormone levels to spike, which modifies the nature of oil in the skin and possibly causing skin break out. It has a bad effect on your integumentary system.
Effect on the skeletal system
To have a healthy skeletal system Calcium works in collaboration with vitamin D, vitamin K and magnesium. Junk food robs the skeleton of the building blocks that must grow and remain strong to keep off degenerative conditions like osteoporosis. Carbs and sugar in processed foods create acid in the mouth that leads to breaking down of tooth enamels.
Effect on the reproductive system
Adults those prefer more junk foods not only face obesity issues but also gets the risk of infertility. Research shows fast food items contain phthalate (Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals) has an impact on our reproductive system.
Effect on the digestive system
Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds are dietary fiber based foods that help in a healthy digestive system. Fiber plays an important role to initiate waste out of the body. Junk foods contain low to no fiber that may lead to digestive system related problems. You may experience constipation and slow down the digestion process that makes the stomach bloated.
No doubt junk foods are mouth-watering and save cooking time but the amount of effect they put on your health is beyond reversible. Remember, there is a very old saying, “You are what you eat”. You should always take good care of your eating habit to have a healthy lifestyle. Never forget, Life is priceless and once in a lifetime gift. So, live it wisely.