Junk Food Can Damage Your Liver and Your Heart.

 

The high levels of fat and sodium in junk

food and fast food can contribute to heart

disease by raising blood cholesterol levels

and contributing to arterial plaque build up.

The high levels of trans fatty acids found in

many junk foods and fast foods can lead to

fatty liver deposits, which, over time, can

cause liver dysfunction and disease.

Junk Food Can Lead to Diabetes

Over time, the high levels of sugar and simple

carbohydrates in junk food can lead to type 2

diabetes. This occurs because eating too

much sugar puts your metabolism under

stress; when you eat a lot of refined white

sugar and simple carbohydrates, your body

has to pump up insulin production to prevent

a dangerous spike in blood sugar levels.

Because junk food doesn’t contain the protein

or complex carbohydrates that your body

needs to maintain consistent blood sugar

levels, your blood sugar levels will drop

suddenly soon after eating. You’ll crave sugar

and likely end up eating more junk food.

Over time, this stress damages your body’s

ability to use the insulin secreted by your

pancrease. A healthy diet can help maintain

your body’s insulin sensitivity.

Even in the short term, eating too much junk

food can make you feel really uncomfortable.

It can lead to mood swings and constipation,

and lower your energy levels so that you lack

interest in the exercise you need to burn off

those extra calories.

 

Gideon Gyimah

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