Three side effects of consuming junk foods

Many times, cravings for extremely delicious, less stressful food or pastries envelope man, this has been further propelled by different affordable eateries that spring up on a daily basis.

The changing labor laws have also not helped the emerging situation, as hectic work schedules have consumed the ‘kitchen’ time of most families.

However, what may be hidden from most people is the fact that most of these delicious quick calorie-embedded pastries and food, contribute more harm than good to the body system.

Obesity, various health conditions among other terrible conditions affect individuals that indulge in this habit.

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Filling our belly with lots of junks results in different problems in our body on the long run. Health problems are rapidly on the increase all over the world, and most of these are caused by the ’delicious but dangerous’ junks.

Here are some of the negative effects of eating junks.

Tooth decay

This is an increasingly common phenomenon that occurs when the enamel, the protective coating on your teeth, starts to break down.

Junks containing high sugar content, such as soda and candy, coat your mouth, gums, tongue and teeth with sugar. This sugar coating attacks the enamel and leads to tooth decay.

A common trend among youth is that they constantly visit the dentist due to the love for junks. A preventive measure can be brushing the teeth before going to bed.

Cancer risk

Cancer is one of the diseases that is so tough to treat. Junks generally do contain fibre which is the main reason junk food consumption is linked to an increased risk of cancers of the digestive system, commonly called ‘gastrointestinal cancer’.

Excessive weight gain

Majority of the junks that fill our belly are calorie-embedded. For example, it has been proven by research that consuming 500 calories from junk food each day can lead to 1 pound of weight gain in just a week.

If you find yourself unimaginably attached to that eatery three times a day to get breakfast, lunch and dinner, you may be doing yourself more harm than good, one that may cause an increase in weight, which may in turn lead to obesity.

Instead of excessive consumption of junks, a better option may be opting for fruits and vegetables. Dump the junks for healthier food.

We shall discuss more on how to cut down on eating processed foods in future posts.

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