Last Updated on December 30, 2020
The young generation of the 21st century loves to eat fast food even their parents also love to eat fast food or say junk food because they are too much tastier than healthy foods.
Yes, if you are a foodie and love to eat fast food it’s good to eat some fast foods in your meal like burgers, fries, noodles, pizzas, etc. Fast food is finger licking and mouthwatering and any person can attract them because they instantly satisfy your hunger and also it’s tastes awesome.
There is a question arises these fast food are healthy?
All the fast foods are very high in carbohydrates, added sugar,
unhealthy fat and sodium these things are available in the fast foods
and when we eat we add these things to our body.
Fast foods are highly rich in calories and lesser in nutrients they aren’t able to fulfill our bodily requirements that need to grow.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE EAT FAST FOOD ON DAILY BASIS?
Here are the impacts of eating too much fast food;
1. Weight Gain
Fast food is loaded with high levels of saturated fats, transfer fats, sodium, and more amount of calories than people should have to consume in a meal. A 2008 Harvard review of 16 studies reported by PubMed concluded that fast food consumption may be worsening America’s obesity epidemic. Even sweet food and soft drinks are also loaded high amount of sugar.
2.Diabetes and Heart disease
The excessive amounts of sodium in fast food can lead to elevated blood pressure. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A high diet of saturated fat and transfer fats also maximizes the risk of these kinds of diseases by blocking the arteries.
The risk of stroke may be related to the number of fast food establishments in a neighborhood, according to a study published in the “Annals of Neurology” in August 2009.
3. Memory and Cognitive Function will Decline
Fast foods like bacon burgers, some fried foods and milkshakes can be high in saturated fats. “It’s been long established that saturated fats can negatively impact the heart, but there’s also research that suggests high saturated fat intake may negatively impact brain function and memory,” says Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD. She adds that higher intakes of saturated fatty acids may impair memory speed and flexibility and prospective memory.
4. Your teeth will decay
If you take soda frequently, this can leads to poor oral health. Drinking high amount of soda can increase the content of acid in your mouth, which can cause tooth decay and even cavities. Some of the fast food desserts, like ice creams and chocolates, can also cause tooth decay.
5. Cholesterol level rises
Many of the fast foods are served and derived from many animal products, are also deep fried and served with cheese and fatty dipping sauces. “The higher amount of fat in the fast food can increase the cholesterol levels, which can further cause atherosclerosis.
That occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries and prevents the flow of blood to the heart and organs.What’s more, fast food can lower your good (LDL) cholesterol, by threatening your heart and health.
6. Weakening of bones
It has been mentioned that fast food is loaded with high amount of sodium. A Big Mac burger is loaded with 970 mg of sodium, and its one-third is the daily limit. If you are taking a higher amount of sodium then it can make your bones weak, and further you can have chances of osteoporosis.
We can’t say totally neglect fast food but only to limit yourself. Eating fast food once or twice a week is fine but totally depends upon fast food can deteriorate your health.