“Junk food is that kind of food which is having no nutritional value; instead it is full of fats content.”
Junk foods appear to be a contemporary approach to life. These foods are loaded with high calories that are obtained from carbohydrates and fats. The protein content and other nutritional content are very low in them.
List of Junk Foods
These include: Fried fast food, Chips, Gum ice cream, Candy, Carbonated beverages, Sweet desserts, Lots of other packaged foods
Effects of Junk Foods on Body
These junk foods, though, lure you with their taste and shape, they appear to be quite tasty but all are having high calories content. Usually, they are enriched with carbohydrates and fats. All can lead to increased fat contents of the body and make you obese. Obesity itself is a way of welcoming lots of other diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases and various other social problems. the study says that our heart arteries are easily influenced by the cholesterol in our early life. Junk food use is common among teenagers. In this age if they eat them too much, they will become chubby and such fats will be difficult to remove. Another effect caused by these junk foods is the addiction. They affect our brain the same as other addictive drugs do. You have seen your children on different occasions eating these foods a lot and asking money to buy them. So apart from other bad effects, this is a serious adverse effect of these junk foods. If you want to enjoy them in anyhow, you can but in limits. On rare juncture, you can eat them but never make your habit of eating them regularly. Keep an eye on your children and advise them that they are not good for your health. It is great to start schooling of your children concerning foods when they can converse because they are most predisposed by their families during their earlier years of life.
High Cholesterol Foods
High cholesterol foods mean that these foods possess extra fats content. Cholesterol, no doubt, is essential for our body. It helps in proper functioning of our body. But the problem is, our body makes sufficient cholesterol that we don’t need it exogenously. Therefore, when we eat foods loaded with high cholesterol content, they lead to more increase in cholesterol levels in our body. Increase cholesterol level is quite dangerous for the health of our arteries and heart. They accumulate in our arteries especially coronary arteries of the heart and produce a condition of atherosclerosis. The atherosclerosis is associated with risk of heart attack, strokes, and paralysis. There are lots of other pathologies associated with this condition. Animal origin foods are rich in cholesterol.
List of High Cholesterol Foods
Here are some foods that are considered as being “high cholesterol” foods: Red meat, Cakes, Cheese, Muffins, Butter, Fish oil, Liver, Prawns, Camarones, Processed Meats.
Certain groups of people are particularly susceptible to the development of heart-related conditions with such food use and they need to cut limit their use. These include smokers, heart diseases’ patients, hypertensive patients, having familial conditions and obese patients. The American Heart Association suggests 300 mg of cholesterol per day.
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.