The current lifestyle disease is associated with unhealthy foods, fast foods fall in this category. They lack proper nutritive value instead they contain high-calorie level which causes weight gain leading to blood pressure, hypertension, obesity among other lifestyle problems. The fact that is has many processed products which have many chemicals have an overall effect on normal body functioning.
Effects of fast food
Type 2 diabetes
The high carbohydrate intake in fast foods leads to digestion to lower elements (sugars) excess sugar promotes the pancreas to release glucagon a hormone to digest the excess sugars. Absorption of the blood sugar leads to low sugar levels; this prompts the body to counter the effect leading to insulin resistance, which is the main cause of diabetes type 2.
Increases the risk of heart disease
Fast food produces too much sugar, which must be changed to fats. The fats are deposited to the heart membrane reducing the surface area of the blood vessels. This affects the rate of blood transportation to other organs of the body. The high fat content in the body leads to high cholesterol levels.
High water retention
The salt used in fast foods is rich in sodium, which increases the body’s water retention capacity. This, in turn, leads to high cholesterol levels, which increase the risk for heart failure, kidney stones, high blood pressure among other diseases.
The high-calorie content in fast foods increases calorie levels in food, which means there is an increase in stored fats. This leads to weight gain, which finally causes obesity. The increased fat lining in the body reduces the surface area of arteries and blood vessels reduce as space for air to pass through the lungs. This later increases cases of asthma and other respiratory-related diseases.
A study proved people on junk food meals have a higher risk of developing stress-related symptoms like depression. It is associated with deprived nutrients for the central nervous system.
The high water retention capacity associated with fast foods make the bones fragile and weak because of low bone marrow density. It is evident fast food leads to accumulation of saturated fat, which is the main nutrients responsible for weight gain and related illnesses.
The overall effect is high mortality rate for fast food consumers. In as much as they are easily available, excess consumption of the meals is fatal though we all know that it has a Budget Meal Prices. When visiting a restaurant, choose healthy meals, which are not salted, and contain low levels of saturated fat.
Some of the fast food include pizza, burgers, barbecues, fried chicken, fried chicken, chips, crisps, kebabs among others. They have become popular in many restaurants. You should make an informed choice when you decide to choose the type of restaurant to visit. Public awareness of unhealthy benefits of fast food has made restaurants adopt healthy menu plans to accommodate calorie-conscious customers. A number of calories you consume translates to a number of stored fats after absorption to the blood stream.