Junk Food Essay

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Our body requires a well-balanced diet every day in order to maintain the adequate amounts of vitamins, nutrients and minerals needed to maintain a healthy body. Food gives our bodies the energy that we need to do work. But not all categories of food that can be include in nutritious food but can harm to our health. According to dictionary junk means useless, extra and something that is not needed. Pizzas, chaat, samosa, burgers, french fries are called junk food but all these food have become common feature of adolescents’s diet throughout the world. Junk food can cause health disease such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. However we can kick the junk food habit by keep a journal, replaces your old habits with new …show more content…
In the other world, food are something important to our body and what kind of food that we take effect of health and our body. Junk food such as fried chicken, burger and French fried often contain too many calories and too little nutrition. If someone makes the junk food as their regular diet, this can lead to the health problem such as obesity. Obesity is the health disease that cause by the intake of the food that contain high amount of fat and calories. Obesity is defined as an excess of body fat as measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) ratio in adults. In adults, a BMI over 25 are classified as overweight and over 30 as obese. Obesity has increased in both developed and developing countries although the pace and pattern differ from country to country. A 2013 study published in JAMA pediatrics showed that children and adolescents take in more calories in junk food and other restaurants than at home. Eating out added between 160 and 310 extra calories a day. According to the National Institutes of Health, some junk food meals give a whole day’s worth of calories. This can lead to the overweight and finally obesity. Obesity is more seen in girls compared to boys. Obesity also can leads to other complications like the increases in the cholesterol level that can bring to other health problem such heart …show more content…
Diabetes is a group of metabolic disease in which the person has high blood glucose or blood sugar, either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. Junk food is made of processed foods and lacking in fibre, thus they have a high contain of sugar and preservatives. Junk food rated high on glycaemic index, which means they provide a quick rise in blood sugar but at the same time it also falls quickly and giving rise to hunger. The junk food lover will continuously eat the junk food and this lead to the diabetes. The high level of sugar in body cause by the intake of junk food lead to the metabolism under stress. The excessive stress exerted on the metabolism affects the ability of the body to use the insulin properly. The insulin is use to control the amount of sugar in the body. When there is less amount of insulin in the body, the blood sugar levels is increase and cause the

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