What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Junk Food?

Junk food is tasty and easily accessible yet eating too much of it has its effects on you.
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We know the temptation of a roadside ‘pani-puri,’ that steaming plate of momos, a spicy frankie, or not to forget burgers and fries! While you might already know that too much junk food is bad for you, you might have underestimated the seriousness of it. While there’s no harm in enjoying everything in moderation, having it frequently can do this your body.

Weight Gain

Junk food leads to a lot of unhealthy weight gain | Image: File Image

The ingredients used for these fast foods are usually not at par with what we use at home. The amount of saturated fat is high, and nutrients are less to none, which leads to unhealthy weight gain.

High Sugar And Cholesterol Levels

Eating high-carb fast foods can spike your blood sugar levels and increases your risk type 2 diabetes. It also shoots up bad cholesterol in the body.

Weakens Your Heart Health

Regulate the intake of junk food to maintain your heart health | Image: File Image

Foods that are high in sodium (salt) can elevate blood pressure and put stress on your heart and cardiovascular system. And more often, junk foods are high on spices and sauces, which contain a lot of salt.

Affects Your Mental Wellbeing

Yes, the effects are beyond physical ones. Fast food directly affects the central nervous system and makes us sluggish. People who eat a lot of it are more likely to develop depression.

Can Increase Respiratory Problems

The side-effects are eating fast-food are all inter-linked. This is because food can make you obese, and that increases breathing problems like asthma and shortness of breath.

So, next time when you indulge yourself, make sure to eat healthy for your next meal, and maintain a good gap for your next fast-food haul!

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