The consequences caused by eating Fast Food are really bad! As the consumption of fast food is increasing, the ill effects caused due to it are also increasing. The side effects of fast food on human body are increasing day by day.
The ill effects of fast food include obesity, cholesterol, trans fatty acids, blood pressure, nutrient deficiency, addiction and many more health hazards. The description given below will help you in understanding the harmful effects of fast food on your body:
Fast Food Obesity - Fast food has high number of calories that contribute to obesity. The high intake of calories of burger leads to weight gain as well. The whole day’s intake of calories can be eclipsed in one fast food meal. The calories of fast food mainly come from sugars and fats. One of the effects of fast food is the change in the production of body’s leptin.
Trans Fatty Acids - One of the worst kinds of fat to consume are the trans fatty acids. The food which is deep fried lasts for a longer time and has a good texture. They also increase the ‘bad’ cholesterol and contribute to heart diseases and also diabetes.
Nutrient Deficiency - Fast food provides us with carbohydrates, protein, trans fats and saturated fats but it lacks in providing micro nutrients. You can hardly find servings of fruits and vegetables in any fast food restaurants. So, with excess consumption of fast food, you are also setting yourself with a nutrient deficiency disease. The most common complaints were tiredness and lethargy.
Increased Cholesterol - Fast foods are high in cholesterol which leads to high blood pressures, unhealthy levels of trans fats and a lot more. As said by some reports, you can find some form of red meat present in most of the fast food meals. The cholesterol level contained in meat containing fast food is very high and in fact very dangerous for our health.
High Sodium Content - The daily sodium requirement for adults is 1500-2400 mg. Kidneys eliminate the sodium and if they are not able to excrete the excess amount of sodium, it gets accumulated in the blood. This leads to blood pressure and can also cause in building fluids for the people who are suffering from cirrhosis, heart failure or kidney disease.
You can also have a healthy living without totally giving up on your fast food. As we know anything in excess is always harmful but it can be consumed moderately. So, always think about the nutrients that your body needs when you are not eating fast food.