April 14, 2024


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Why I Shouldn’t Eat Junk Food

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What is junk food exactly and why I shouldn’t eat it?

Junk foods are high calorie, low or no nutrition foods, usually in the form of biscuits, milkshake, chips, soft drinks cakes, ready-made sauces and some yogurts. Fast foods are also categorized under junk food, include burgers and pizza. These foods are highly addictive because of its direct opiate affect on the brain often compared to painkillers not to mention incredibly delicious taste.

Direct link between junk food and obesity.

All fast and junk foods are high in carbohydrates and fat to the extent that researchers have found a direct link between all these unhealthy foods and obesity as well as other illnesses such as heart and liver disease, Diabetes and high blood pressure. Your body is also deprived from all the vitamins and minerals your body requires on a daily basis sourced mainly from your diet. Fresh fruit and vegetables are absolutely essential to keep your body functioning the way it should.

Forbidden fruitThe greatest attraction to junk food is often the huge fuss made around the prohibition of the food. We are only human after all with our curiosity being tickled when we are warned to steer clear from a specific something. There is absolutely no need to hide junk food from yourself or anybody especially children. It will just creates the illusion of the food being forbidden fruit. Everything in moderation is fine. The secret is to fit the food into your or the children’s diet in small portions and on a irregular basis.

Junk Food benefits.

The junk food coin has two sides, the other being beneficial. Some studies have shown that by totally eliminating fats and sugars from your diet you will stop the conversion process of these ingredients into essential energy. High sugar foods also increase concentration.

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