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Health Hazards of Junk Food


"Eating junk food is not good for health" you have heard this a 100 times but actually nobody cares. A little peek into the world of junk food. Wikipedia says that junk foods are ready to eat convenience foods containing high levels of saturated fats, salt or sugar and little or no fruits, vegetables or dietary fiber.

Research studies have proved that junk foods are not good for health. According to Fox news, fertility doctors found out that young men aged between 18 and 22 who ate high amounts of junk food had poorer quality of sperm than those who ate a nutritious diet.

Science daily speaks about the ill effects of junk food on pregnant ladies and young children. Mothers who eat high sugar and high fat diets have babies who are likely to become junk food junkies in their later years.

 A word of caution to those women who eat unhealthy diet during pregnancy and breast feeding, you may be putting your kids at risk of developing long term irreversible health issues that include obesity, high cholesterol levels and blood sugar.  

Take care,
Swarnam

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