How does Junk food impact the Brain?
Stop Eating Junk Food Now……
Have a few meals that are high in saturated fat and the brain will stop responding to Leptin system and this is the portion of the brain that controls the body weight and reproductive system. When you eat Junk food over a long period of time, the hormonal system re-configures and wants to store more fat.When a child gets into the habit of eating Junk food then the body adapts and re-configures the body chemistry allowing for bad food choices for the rest of the child’s life.It is extremely hard for us to ignore Junk food as everywhere we go it is in our faces, and not only that it often offers a cheap and convenient alternative to shopping and cooking.
The Mega Meals are getting even bigger and even more tasty as more additives and preservatives have been added to increase appeal
Not only does this food add excessive weight but it also has an impact on the brain the same way nicotine and heroin do.
Kids are a Primary Target of the Junk Food Manufacturers…
The artificial sweeteners used in the foods aimed at youngster can contain as much as three times the amount of artificial sweeteners used in adult foods.
Many children are so used to getting foods with artificial flavorings and sweeteners, that now many prefer them over naturally sweet foods.
The average American child spends 25-30 hours a week watching TV and views approximately 20,000 junk food advertisements each year
Look At the Facts About Junk Food……
• Fast-food french fries are fatty and low in nutrients and may be coated in salts and other preservatives.
• Fruit yogurts, ready-made sauces, fruit drinks, baby food and other prepackaged fruit products contain modified starches, artificial colors and flavors which can mask rancid or spoiled fruits.
Junk Food Effects the Young and the Old
The four leading causes of death in America being: diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke and certain forms of cancer are linked directly to poor diet
Junk Food results in Obesity
Obesity is more often than not the result of poor diet and is totally debilitating as it results in risky health conditions and may result in death. Junk Food in nature contains massive amounts of sugar, colorants, preservatives, saturated fats and additives, these are not substances that offer the body the nutrients it needs in order to be efficient.