Stop Eating Junk Food Now…..

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Stop Eating Junk Food now

Stop eating Junk Food now

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.

In this article I am going to share with some little know facts about Junk food that you may remember the next time you are tempted into buying some…

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

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Look At the Facts About Junk Food……

 

•    Artificial colors and sweeteners used in foods and drinks can cause asthma, allergic reactions and hyperactive behavior in young children.• .More than 25% of American children under the age of 2 years old drink more than 2 soft drinks per day.
•    The metal can that soft drinks come in costs more than all of the ingredients used to make cola, which are mostly water mixed with sugars and sweeteners, artificial colors, caffeine and 10 teaspoons of sugar.
•    Canned spaghetti is a helping of carbohydrates laden with salt and sugar and no fiber whatsoever.•   Chicken nuggets are cheap and contain approximately 14% real chicken; the rest is water, chicken skin and proteins which have been removed from the bones.

•    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

Medical science has time and again proven how important diet is in the growth, development and aging of the human body.  an unbalanced diet or one rich in carbohydrates and saturated fats results in sickly children and a poor quality of life for the elderly.stop eating junk food

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

We cannot and should not escape the fact that diet and nutrition have a direct effect on our physical health and eating healthily may actually delay the onset of many chronic health conditions and can greatly improve the quality of life.

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.

The maths is easy if you eat this sort of food in abundance and do no exercise, added to that you have a sedentary job, then the likelihood of weight gain is huge. The only way to maintain a healthy body weight is eat the right foods and to exercise regularly. The food needs to be burned otherwise it is stored as fat and fat compounds resulting in obesity and associated illnesses.

English: McDonalds' sign in Harlem.

English: McDonalds’ sign in Harlem. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The simple conclusion is avoid fast foods, buy health fresh foods and cook. Your mind, body and soul will be forever grateful.

 

 

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