Various types of diseases affect human
beings. If you suffer from any disease, it can cause lot of hindrances
in life. The cause of the diseases may be different and the symptoms of
most of them are also different. Some diseases are fatal and have no
cure, whereas some others take a lot of time to cure. Some of these
diseases are caused by various types of germs including viruses,
bacteria, and various unknown agents whereas some of these diseases are
caused by faulty ways of leading life. As a matter of fact, majority of
diseases are caused due to faulty eating habits. The habit of children
eating junk food
is creating tremendous anxiety among the parents. Eating junk food
stuff causes a large number of health hazards for human beings.
The main health hazards caused by consumption of junk food:
1. Obesity: This can be the worst health hazard that
junk food can cause to a human being. As a result of the disease, the
body adds excessive amount of fat which can make the body extremely fat
and weighty. Usually, this disease victimizes children in the age group
of 5-15 years.
2. Depression: Due to excessive consumption of junk
food, the body starts losing its balance and mental texture. As a
result, the person starts suffering from depression which is usually
termed as ‘slow poison’. Treatment of depression is possible but it
takes a lot of time to recover fully.
3. Headache: As junk food stuff does not have the
right amount of nutritive elements in them, so the body does not get
nutrition which leads to common health troubles including headache and
4. Increase in cholesterol: Cholesterol can cause
terrible heart-related diseases. This is mainly caused by regular
consumption of junk food. The heart ailments can be fatal at times &
can cause sudden heart seizures, which can even lead to death.
5. Accumulation of Trans fat: As junk food is not
processed in the right manner so it is usually loaded with Trans fat
which leads to growth of cholesterol in the body which is also known as
low density lipoprotein. This can be harmful for the body as it may lead
to heart-related ailments.
6. Addiction: Certain fast foods or junk foods
contain ingredients that are extremely harmful for the body. These
ingredients are tasty to the tongue so the people, especially children,
get addicted to these kinds of foods. The parents, who suffer most,
agree that getting rid of this addiction is quite difficult for children
and at times, assistance of the psychiatrist is sought.
7. Food poisoning: As most of the junk food sellers
do not maintain health and hygiene, so the people may get food
poisoning easily. A disorder of the stomach is a common symptom of food
poisoning. In worst cases, the infected people are required to be
admitted to hospitals or nursing homes for proper care. It is true that
many people have even lost their lives due to infectious poisoning.
8. Type 2 diabetes: This can be a grave health
problem for regular consumers of junk foods. The body develops insulin
resistance which can be ideal for the growth of type 2 diabetes. This
disease is highly dangerous as recovery rate is considerably low in the
9. Cardiovascular diseases: As junk foods lack
nutrition and are rich in adulterated materials, so cardiovascular
diseases are very much on the cards. Cardiovascular diseases are
directly related to heart problems and at times it can be fatal.
10. Chemical contamination: Most of the junk food
items are packed in plastic wrappers which contain harmful coating of
perfluoroalkyls. This often leaves a harmful effect on the stuff packed
Most of the health hazards caused by junk food are known to all as
various organizations are trying to educate people regarding the
consequences of fast food or junk food consumption.
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