Most of the fast-food we consume such as bun kebab or a high-end burger has high amounts of sodium in it and that can lead to severe headaches.

Recent studies have found that eating unhealthy foods, especially those high in sugar and fat, contribute directly to the biological and emotional states associated with depression.

The carbohydrates and sugar in junk food produce acids that can destroy tooth enamel leading to dental cavities.

Junk food such as a bag of chips, cookies, popcorn and chocolate, etc, leads to breakouts. Diets high in carbohydrates and processed sugars are associated with acne.

Extra calories can turn into excess pounds. Without exercise to counteract the increase in calories, obesity may become the reality. Obesity can cause shortness of breath and wheezing, even when you do very little physical activity.

Even if you’re in good heart health, try to avoid poor food choices, especially food that is deep fried, swimming in cream or butter, showered in salt or glittering with sugar. Even a salad that may seem healthy is just a few dollops of fatty dressing away from being bad for your heart.

Fries and fried chicken are loaded with sodium and saturated fat — and a diet high in saturated fats and trans fats can raise blood cholesterol levels. Fried foods and sugary items are filled with trans fats. These fats are known to raise LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Junk food is filled with empty carbohydrates, which can cause frequent insulin spikes. This may alter your body’s natural insulin response. The consumption of extra sugar is said to be very deadly. This can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. With that being said, one can say that the only way to save kidneys is to stop consuming junk-food that tends to cause major damage to our health.

Your body may retain water if you consume a large quantity of sodium, leaving you feeling puffy, bloated, and swollen.

Junk food from cookies to fried chips contain extra carbs. Not only are they unhealthy, they also cause many hidden diseases that start to show later in age.

Published in Dawn, EOS, August 5th, 2018