Health Risks of Fast Food

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Fast food is a part of life in the US. But eating too much of junk foods is hazardous to health. It may increase* the risk of many dreadful diseases. Nearly 25% OF Americans consume it very often. It is cheap as compared to other food items and contains high amount of calories and sugar in it.

It is wise to stop* the consumption of fast foods to lower the health risks.
Fast food increase* the risk of Obesity: Fast foods contain high calories and sugar in it. Deeply fried dishes and big sandwiches cause obesity. The calories in these dishes are very harmful and extra fat get deposited in your body. Reducing* fried and sugary foods is a major step in getting your eating habits under control* and improving* your weight.

Fast food increase* the risk of Diabetes: Fast foods increase* the risk of type 2 diabetes. The unhealthy junk foods increase* your risk of developing this chronic disease. Gaining weight and becoming obese are the greatest risk factors for contracting the most common form of diabetes.

Fast food increase* the risk of Stroke: High amount of sodium causes high blood pressure and stroke. Fast food contains lot of sodium in it that is very harmful for the body.

Fast food increases* Cholesterol: The high level of cholesterol in the blood causes hardening of the arteries and heart diseases. Fast food has lot of fat in it that increase* the amount of cholesterol.

Fast food and poor nutrition: Proper nutrition is needed for a healthy body. Frequent intake of fast foods doesn’t allow the body to receive adequate vitamins and minerals as compared to them who doesn’t consume fast foods.

Fast food increases* the risk of asthma and eczema: According to an international study about half a million of children and adolescents who take fast foods frequently was linked to an increases* risk of asthma and eczema.

So avoid eating these low nutritional foods to save your health and life. If you become aware of it more people will become acknowledged about its harmful effects.

Health Risks of Fast Food

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Expert Author : Kathy Mitchell (Consumer Health Digest)

Kathy Mitchell is a journalist and web content specialist covering a range of health topics, from breaking health news and fitness to health issues and regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutrition.