10 Reasons To Stop Eating Junk Food

| April 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

10 Reasons To Stop Eating Junk Food

 

We’ve all been told that eating junk food is bad for us, but because it is so tasty, most of us continue eating it anyway; after all, there’s no way that fruits and vegetables can beat the taste of fries, is there?

 

Wrong!

 

Not only are fruit and veg among the most tastiest natural and healthiest foods on the planet, but junk food is also the lowest common denominator. It might tempt you with its rock ’n’ roll swagger, but junk food offers absolutely no vital nutrients and zero health benefits. Think of fruits as nature’s sweet treats and reach for them instead of a candy bar!

 

Is it really worth risking your health and possibly enduring chronic disease as a result of eating all this junk food?

 

Am I saying to cut all junk food from your diet? No, there is nothing wrong with a naughty treat once in a while as long as it is just that; an occasional treat.

 

Here are 10 reasons why you should stop eating too much junk food. If these don’t motivate you to change your eating habits, nothing will:

 

1. Junk Food Is Linked To Diabetes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetes is caused when the pancreas becomes so under siege that it can no longer produce adequate amounts of insulin. Insulin is the hormone that turns sugar into fuel, and as experts point out, junk food is loaded with unnatural sugars that can lead to type-2 diabetes that unfortunately can result in serious complications and premature death.

 

2. Junk Food Causes Digestive Issues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtually everyone on the planet will encounter digestive issues at some time or another. Among these issues are irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, bloating and excess gas.

 

However, some complain that they suffer from digestive issues all the time, and the reason for this could be that they eat too much junk.

 

Junk food is full of oil, sugar, trans fats and chemicals that wreak havoc on your stomach. In addition, once your stomach is irritated, your digestive system goes out of whack.

 

3.  Junk Food Can Cause Brain Fog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people just assume that only our bellies, thighs, and double chins are affected by a poor diet. However, fats don’t just make their way to your bulging abdomen – they also attack your brain.

 

When bad fats – such as those found in junk food – reach your brain, they cause brain fog, which is that feeling you get when you can’t focus on anything.

 

4. Junk Food Causes Lethargy And Fatigue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junk food contains very few nutrients, vitamins and protein, all of which are essential for an invigorated you who seizes the day.

 

If you exist on junk food alone, you’re going to struggle to do anything at optimum power. You’ll largely feel lethargic and run down.

 

5. Junk Food Is Linked With Depression Among Teenagers

 

 

1 in 3 U.S. teens eat junk food each day, and on top of the hindrance to their physical health, it is also important to consider what effect junk is having on their mental well-being.

 

Research has shown that the more junk food we eat, the more we are prone to depression. This is especially the case for teenagers because they are more susceptible to hormonal changes, which can be massively influenced by their diet.

 

6. Junk Food Can Cause Elevated Blood Sugar Levels

 

 

Junk food is rich in sugar, which puts stress on the metabolism. Moreover, because it’s low in carbs and protein, your blood sugar levels are more at risk of plummeting when you stop eating.

 

This can make you feel moody and make you want to eat even more junk food and is linked to reasons 4 and 5 above.

 

7. Junk Food Can Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease

 

 

Heart disease is indeed really scary, but there are preventative measures we can take to ensure we don’t struggle with it later on in life.

 

Avoiding junk food is one such method because such food is rich in bad fats that increase your bad cholesterol levels and in turn encourage plaque to form and heart disease to develop.

 

8. Junk Food Can Damage Your Liver

 

 

Once your liver becomes overloaded with all the junk you’re throwing at it, it will certainly let you know. You’ll feel lethargic, stressed, irritable, and you may develop headaches, skin conditions and a whole lot more.

 

Junk food has been linked to liver disease on more than one occasion, and it turns out that it can be just as bad for your most overworked organ as alcohol.

 

9. Junk Food Increases Your Risk Of Cancer

 

 

The main reason for the link between certain foods and cancer is most likely a lack of fiber. However, in all honesty, junk food is low in pretty much everything that’s good for you – including fiber.

 

10. Junk Food Is Linked To Kidney Damage

 

 

Fries are soaked in finely processed salt. When combined with a fatty, greasy hamburger, you’re essentially double downing on kidney disease, which comes about when too much salt increases blood pressure on a consistent basis.

 

So, there you have it. 10 reasons why you should stop eating too much junk food. I hope you have found this informative and that it motivates you to cut back on your consumption of junk food.

 

Now, where’s that carrot stick…?

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I’m just an average guy who spent 15 years in the Armed Services, and when about to leave thought “Hmmm, what the heck am I going to do now?!?” Being an ex-serviceman I have always had a passion for health and fitness and wanted to help others reach their goals. I have 4 wonderful daughters (hence my lack of hair) and they are my reason “why” I do this. I wanted to have lots of energy to make the most of my family time, especially when the kids are young and making you run around like a lunatic!!! I've managed to keep myself in good shape all my life and it is never too late to start. But you have got to believe in yourself, a LOT!!!! And that’s where I come in. I can help you overcome your doubts and show you how to look after yourself physically and mentally so you can have the physical energy to be able to enjoy all the free time with your friends and family. I guess that about wraps it up; I hope the site helps you in some small way in your health and fitness and personal development journey.

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  1. Jimmy R. says:

    Fast foods are using hydrogenated it is never recommended to eat fast food when your doing diet or work out.

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