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By Medicover Hospitals / 26 Oct 2020

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  • Junk food can harm you because it contains a lot of sugar and fat. These macronutrients have the potential to inhibit the activity of BDNF, a brain peptide involved in learning and memory formation.
  • Article Context:

    1. Facts about Fast Food
    2. Facts of Eating Junk Foods
    3. Taking the ‘Junk’ out of Junk Food
    4. Frequently Asked Questions

    Are you addicted to junk food?

  • Here’s what you need to know.
  • In the present era Junk food has gone global. Junk food is available everywhere we go. We know that Junk food is bad for health but still we can’t resist. If you want to reduce the risk of your health issues then take a pledge to stop eating junk food.
  • Facts about Fast Food

    • It’s low in fiber.
    • It’s high in palatability
    • It offers a high number of calories
    • It’s high in fat.
    • It’s high in sugar in liquid form.

    Facts of Eating Junk Foods

    • It can cause memory and learning problems
    • It can cause type 2 diabetes
    • It can trigger digestive problems
    • It causes fatigue and weakness
    • Causes depression among teenagers
    • It causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels
    • It affects the brain function
    • It increases the risk of heart disease
    • It can cause kidney disease
    • It can damage your liver
    • It increases your risk of cancer
    • It impacts your fertility

    Taking the ‘Junk’ out of Junk Food

  • As you’ve got the facts about junk food, now try to eat more healthy food and if you want to try outside food, here are the best choices.
    • Eat more fresh sandwiches when you are outside
    • Enjoy fresh fruit juices instead of soda or cold drink
    • Eat vegetable wraps
    • Drink buttermilk or Lassi
    • Seafood is always good for health when consumed in limited quantity
  • To maintain good health always prefer home food and say no to junk food
  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    • Constipation.
    • Heart Disease and Stroke.
    • Blood Sugar Spike.
    • Dental Problems.
    • May Cause Skin Issues.
    • High Blood Pressure.
    • Bloating and Puffiness.
    • Increase in Anxiety.

    Junk food can do so because it contains a lot of sugar and fat. These macronutrients have the potential to inhibit the activity of BDNF, a brain peptide involved in learning and memory formation.

    Junk food alters the brain in ways that impair thinking, learning, and memory. It can also make controlling impulsive behaviours more difficult.

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