Why Is Fast Food Bad For Your Health?

The foods that are not good for our health are fast foods or junk foods (generally fried food & junk fried, salty, greasy ). Most fried foods are processed food; thus are not in their natural state. Fried food is generally high in calories. An unhealthy fried patty burger, alone, contains over 1,200 calories.

Eating food high in calories will increase your risk of being obese as your body will use the desired number of calories (energy) for work and then it will store the excessive calories as fat making you obese.

Here are a few reasons why fast food is bad for health:

Contaminated vegetables
The vegetable used in fried foods are generally contaminated with pesticides. They are depleted of minerals and vitamins. These fried items will simply attack your body’s ability to fight diseases, thereby weakening your immunity to diseases in the long run.

High refined sugar
Refined sugar is bad for our health and strength. Certain nutrients which are important for our body are reduced by refined sugar. Refined sugar lowers your immune system and makes us susceptible to diseases.

Refined sugar doesn’t contain any nutrients and synergistic components. As these components are missing in our body, our body can’t efficiently metabolize sugar. It can lead to the formation of toxic metabolite which can interfere with our respiration process and can destroy cells of our body.

Contains hydrogenated fats
To deep fry their food, people use hydrogenated fats for frying the food. Hydrogenated fat is commonly used for frying the food as it is cheap, plentiful and has a long shelf life. When fat is heated in high temperatures for some time, it undergoes chemical conversions and becomes carcinogenic. This implies that you are actually consuming unhealthy and carcinogenic food while eating deep fried food.

Rich in saturated fats
Junk foods are mostly deep fried and are high in saturated fat. Eating fried food will definitely increase the risk of heart diseases and can cause heart stroke. You can also suffer from obesity.

Extra calories
Most fast foods are high in calories. They are usually processed and have chemical additives. To increase the shelf life of the food, they are injected with chemical additives and are uncovered of nutrients.

Artificial sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners are added to many fried sweets, which are sold as ‘healthy sweets.’ However, these artificial sweeteners can cause serious health problems as they can stimulate the brain cells. Thus, they are classified as neurotoxins by researchers.

You may also like: