Eating frequent fast food meals causes teens and young adults to gain more weight and face an increased risk of developing insulin resistance. A teenage diet consists of junk food and this includes burgers, pizzas, hotdogs, chips, French fries and soda to name a popular few. Unfortunately the teenage harms of junk food are a neglected topic or it is something that most teenagers do not want to talk about. Junk food has no nutrition value and some of the teenage harms of junk food are as follows:
- By eating junk food, a teenager will not get any nutrients required for proper functioning of the body. This means that the teenager will always be tired and fatigued to do any work.
- A teenager will feel constantly hungry and weak due to imbalance created by the junk food.
- Junk food is full of fat and calories. This will get converted to fat deposit in the body.
- Junk foods do not contain any nutrients that are beneficial to the human body. In most cases, these foods are filled with harmful carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol that do not provide any useful energy.
- Being over-weight affects the flow of oxygen to the brain cells and this can adversely affect your teen concentration and memory.
- Consumption of junk food can cause chronic degenerative diseases, as well as hypertension, obesity, cardio-vascular problems and glucose intolerance.
- Eating foods with high sodium content like what is in chips and French fries can lead to the teenager developing high blood pressure. This makes the teenager more prone to heart disease.
- It has been seen that teenagers who eat junk food are more prone to mood swings and other behavioral issues.
- Junk food diet is a major cause of heart diseases.
Some Harmful effects of Junk Food:
- Lack of energy.
- Poor concentration.
- Heart Diseases.
- High Cholesterol.
- Liver Failure.
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