National Junk Food Day 2022: Junk food is more harmful than you think, know how people become addicted to it!


Junk food is such a delicious poison, if someone gets addicted to it, then it becomes difficult to get rid of it. The category of junk food includes all types of processed food, from packaged chips, candy, and carbonated drinks to burgers, and pizza. These things are prepared in such a way that just after seeing them the mouth waters and there is a desire to eat them. According to health experts, junk food is high in salt, sugar, carbs, and fat, as well as some such things besides preservatives, due to which your mind expresses the desire to eat them again and again. The more you fulfill this desire, the more your craving for junk food increases and you never know when you get used to eating it. Let us know about the disadvantages of junk food.


Cause of obesity

Those who eat junk food are most at risk of obesity. The sugar, carbs, and fat present in it increase body weight rapidly. According to experts, children who eat junk food at least three days a week are at increased risk of developing asthma. Apart from this, after getting used to junk food, one does not feel like eating fruits, green vegetables, etc., due to which there is a lack of nutrients in the body, due to which one feels tired and weak all the time.

Effect on brain

Just as consuming intoxicants affects your brain, eating junk food has the same effect on the brain. Apart from this, stress, anger, and irritability also increase significantly in those who eat more junk food.

Harmful to the heart

Eating more junk food increases your LDL (bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL (good cholesterol). Due to this, there is a problem of high BP. Along with this, the risk of all diseases related to the heart increases.


Cancer risk

Some research suggests that eating junk food in large quantities has a bad effect on your digestive system. This increases the risk of colon cancer in the stomach. At the same time, some studies have also revealed the possibility of prostate cancer due to excessive consumption of junk food.

Type 2 diabetes

Eating more junk food increases the body's obesity, due to which the risk of type 2 diabetes increases. At the same time, people who have had diabetes in their family history, need to be more alert in this matter.