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Junk Foods

By | November 2011
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Avoid junk foods
Want to sleep better? Want less indigestion? Want to have regular bowel movement? Increased stamina? AVOID JUNK FOODS!!!
You are what you eat.
Junk food is very delicious and no one goes by not noticing it and wanting to bite into it. Though they are particularly attractive to children and young adults, they are harmful to health. Let’s start by defining Junk food is a term used for foods that taste good, are high in calories and quick to prepare, and have little nutritional value. While most people have their own list of foods that they would consider junk food, it generally refers to foods that are high in sugar (such as soda pop, candy, ice cream and most pastries), high in fat (particularly, saturated fat—such as burgers, pizza, hot dogs, french fries and most fried foods) and high in salt. If your find that you are feeling that your are lacking energy and or not performing well junk food might just be the cause. Junk food doesn't contain the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. As a result, you may feel chronically fatigued and lack the energy you need to complete daily tasks. Because junk food do not contain adequate amounts of protein and good carbohydrates, your blood sugar levels will drop suddenly after eating, leaving you feeling grumpy, fatigued and craving sugar. The human body finds it difficult to digest oils and fats. When a person consumes junk food in excess, a major portion of blood in the body is diverted to the intestine. As a result, the person feels drowsy and suffers with reduced concentration. In the short term, high levels of dietary fat lead to poor cognitive performance. You'll feel tired and have trouble concentrating because your body might not be getting enough oxygen. The high levels of sugar in junk food put your metabolism under stress. The liver gets damaged due to presence of ingredients such as fat, cholesterol and salt inside the junk foods. Eating junk food is also one of the main contributing...
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