August 19, 2010- Junk food is what youngsters eat these days! And not just youngsters, even the young kids are excited about a Mc Donald's burger or a Domino's pizza. There has been so much buzz around junk food harmful effects and fast food health hazards. But very few actually understand the bad health effects of junk food, beyond obesity. The article further elaborates on how a number of food additives and food preservatives are added to these junk food products that cause harm to the young generation. And specially the kids who are addicted to junk food at a very young age in life.
To understand what is really harmful about the harmful junk food consumption it is important to have a closer look at the common health problems that are being faced by the generation that we are referring to here. Obesity, laziness, anxiety, pressure, insomnia, headaches, etc are some of the frequent health complaints of the younger lot. All these minor health problems are actually not minor. And neither are they unrelated to the everyday eating habits. Junk food contains a lot of artificial food additives like flavor enhancers, food coloring, emulsifiers and preservatives that pose serious health hazards.
The most serious problem at hand is that of obesity. A number of artificial food additives that are present in the fast food consumables contain MSG or monosodium glutamate. Monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer that is banned in a number of countries. But still a number of packaged food manufacturers and junk food suppliers are using MSG. MSG has been associated with a number of health hazards like obesity in the younger generation and addiction to fast food.Addiction
The second scariest harmful effects of fast food is addiction. Fast food contains a number of food additives, mainly flavor enhancers that are addictive in nature. These food additives in specific are responsible for addiction to fast food in young children. In the longer run, these addictive substances also cause a anxiety pangs in youngsters.Laziness
One of the important reasons behind the lackadaisical nature of the youngsters is the junk food. Junk food contains added preservatives that leave no energy in the body. They do not have any healthy nutrients and therefore result in low energy levels through the day. All these are the harmful effects of nonsense junk food that youngster happily consume. Besides the above mentioned, insomnia and headaches are also a result of ill eating habits. Even though most of us tend to overlook all these issues, they are extremely important concerns. Staying away from fast food as far as possible is the only solution.