junk-food

Let’s talk today about how junk food is deteriorating your health.

Do you ever feel like you can’t stop eating junk food?  I am sure you do. It’s because it is virtually impossible, biologically speaking.

The largest food companies employ the top chemists, marketers, and scientists to create foods that you’re going to crave. Junk food is one of the most marvellously constructed foods on the planet, in terms of pure pleasure. So what’s the addictive ingredients? They are salt, sugar, fat and artificial flavours.

The modern food processing industry has succeeded in convincing the public that they are getting nutritional value from many processed foods, when they are not. It may seem obvious, but junk food is a biggest enemy against weight loss. Foods filled with sugar and fat are a fast ticket to weight gain, irritability, and low energy levels.

Here are he top  10 reasons to stop eating junk food.

1. Strange, hard to pronounce ingredients and low food quality.

What is in your junk food? Do you actually know that some fast food’s chicken nuggets contain a chemical preservative called tertiary butylhydroquinone, which is derived from a petroleum. You’d be shocked to see how many chemical preservatives, artificial colouring, MSG and more weird ingredients are in junk food generally.
Most fast food chains don’t use the highest quality of ingredients. They use the cheapest parts to make the products so when you’re eating your hamburger you have no clue what part of the cow it came from, and if it’s even cow you’re eating! Obviously nothing is organic and is loaded with pesticides and other chemicals.

2. Junk food may be the reason behind your fatigue and depression

Junk food and fast food  lack all the necessary nutrients like proteins and carbohydrates to keep your body energised and healthy, you may feel chronically fatigued. It lowers your energy levels to an extent that it may become difficult for you to even perform your daily tasks.  Plus healthy diet plays an important role in maintaining your hormonal balance. Because junk food lack essential nutrients, the chance to suffer from depression is increased by nearly 60 percent.

3. It impairs digestion:

Those who are addicted to fatty junk food are bound to have digestive problems. That’s because junk food is deep fried, plus the frying oil is of the lowest quality, contains dangerous trans-fats and was reused many times so it became cancerogenic.  That oil from the junk food gets deposited in the stomach causing acidity.

4. It messes up your blood sugar levels and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Junk food is high in refined sugar which causes the pancreas to secrete more insulin in order to prevent a spike in your blood sugar levels, so the levels of blood sugar drop suddenly after you eat. When you eat healthy diet, your body is able to maintain insulin sensitivity. But when you eat only junk food, it can affect the ability of your body to use insulin properly which can lead to type 2 diabetes.

 

5. It increases the risk of heart disease:

Junks food increases cholesterol which is major risk factor for the development of heart diseases, plus fats from junk food gradually makes you obese. The more weight you put on, the higher your risk of suffering from heart diseases.

7. It can cause kidney disease:

Fries and chips contain high amount of salt and high amount of sodium from salt increases blood pressure and affects the kidney function.

8. It can damage your liver:

High levels of trans fats found in a number of junk food can cause deposition of fats in the liver, which can cause liver dysfunction, called fatty liver.

9. It increases your risk of cancer:

A few studies revealed that consuming too much of fast foods that are high in sugar and fat can increase your chances of developing colorectal cancer and that men who ate fried foods more than twice in a month had increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

10. Obesity.

Fast food is one of the biggest causes of obesity. Children who regularly eat fast food gain up to 6-8 pounds more a year than those who don’t. Fats and sugar from junk food are making people obese which can lead to many health problems.

If you feel like you are ready to give up junk food and start eating healthy, then Amrita Easy detox is the best thing to begin with. It will cleanse your body from all that junk, chemicals and trans fats, so your transformation into “healthy you” will have a great start! Order your detox kit at http://easydetox.co

In the next post we will talk about How to stop eating junk food, we have a few good tips for that!

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