Who does not love to eat junk food? Probably, a hall of young guys will respond with an ecstasy. Junk food is highly preferable to the young generation. All sorts of junk food give different tastes and very few can deny the appeal to take these ones. Nobody likes to think whether there is any side effect of taking them.
The most interesting matter is that when someone takes junk food, he never thinks of the side effect, even after knowing that he has some worst effect on health. Let’s discuss some side effects incorporated into the food.
Several studies have proved that the fast food and processed food have increased heart disease, childhood obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and some other chronic diseases. The scientist and researchers have pointed out that junk food can be the cause of the serious damage to the brain cells. It is a quite interesting that regular consumption of junk food, even for a few days can lead to a mental disorder, which a poor eating does not create.
While defining junk and fast food, Andre F. Smith declares in this book, Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, utters, “Those commercial products, including candy, bakery goods, ice cream, salty snacks, and soft drinks, which have little or no nutritional value but do have plenty of calories, salt, and fats. While not all fast foods are junk foods, most are. Fast foods are ready-to-eat foods served promptly after ordering.”
The more junk food you consume, the fewer nutrients you are consuming, on which your body depends, however, you are consuming a huge amount of unnecessary calories. Apart from this, you never know how your brain functions after taking fast food.
Causes learning and memory problems
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study in 2011 mentioned that the healthy people who consume junk food only for 5 days perform the poorly on cognitive tests. It effects on attention, mood, and speed. The journal declares that the eating of junk food for just five days causes deteriorated memory. A poor or toxic diet can cause some certain chemical reaction and causes an inflammation in the hippocampus area of your brain. This area is liable for special recognition and memory.
The diets high in fat and sugar surpass the activity of BDNF (brain-derived Neurotrophic factor), a brain peptide which helps to learn and forming memory.
Increases the risk of dementia
This is one the fearful discoveries associated with the junk food consumption. It is known to the most men that the pancreas is the producer of insulin, and it produces energy by burning glucose. Insulin is also produced in brain cells, which help to carry signals between nerve cells and obtained memories. The Brown University study shows that too much consumption of fatty and sweet foods can substantially decrease the memory for enhancing the insulin level in the body.
The effect is like Type 2 Diabetes with the higher level of insulin. The brain cells stop responding to the hormone and become resistant to it. This affects human on restricting the ability to think, identification, and recall the memories and thus leads to the risk of dementia.
Decreases the ability to control appetite
The consumption of food containing the high amount of trans fats sends mixed signals to brain cells and they cannot identify how hungry you are. Proper intake of Omega-6 and 3 is essential. Otherwise, there is a risk of dementia and bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, and other brain-related complications.
Trans fats can also cause inflammation in hypothalamus area of the brain that controls the body weight. Therefore, the body weight can also be increased.
The intake of junk food can activate the pleasure centre of the brain that can be greater than receiving drugs and you might be addictive to take junk food more than the desire caused by wine-addicted people.
Can cause depression
A lot of studies show that the food containing high fat and high sugar changes the chemical activity of the brain and makes it depending on such food. A study shows that the junk food containing food leads to withdrawal symptoms when they are prohibited to take those foods. For human beings, this withdrawal leads to the inability to fight against stress, anxiety, and depression. This turns back you to take the food again and this leads you to a vicious cycle before you make it out. For not taking a balanced diet, and only taking the fat and sugar enriched food, you will face a higher risk of depression!
Makes you impatient
Eating a high sugar ingredient of junk food like a cup of sugary cake, or the cup enriched with the doughnut, you will feel a temporary boost in happiness as blood sugar is increased. However, in a moment, you will feel dishearten and more irritable.
Fast food is packed with a high amount of carbohydrates that increases instant sugar levels in the blood. Within a few minutes, the level goes down. This fluctuation of sugar level in blood enhances the behaviour and dealing with impatient behaviour. The artificial flavour of junk food made from sodium benzoate may increase hyperacidity to you.
The excessive salt, sugar, and fats of the fast food may enhance your craving for the food, even when you are not hungry for its addictive nature.
Therefore, you have to be conscious of taking fast food. If you feel the information is helpful to you, please, be with us. Obviously, you will get the best lifehack blogs from us.