Pay attention to how much fast food you eat! Extra pounds also lead to serious diseases, mainly related to the stomach and circulation.
The combination of burgers, fried foods, juices and shakes with the normal diet causes the total calories and nutrients to exceed normal limits. This is why meals that contain 1,000 calories or more can easily cause you to gain weight. And extra pounds increase the risk of clogged arteries, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.
How much fast food is too much? The US Department of Agriculture reports that one or more fast food meals per week are associated with obesity, but other illnesses are also strongly linked to fast food menus, according to Livestrong.
Meat and fish dishes, as well as fried onion rings and french fries, contain large amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat, substances that threaten arterial health. The more you consume, the more buildup occurs in your arteries. This narrows the space through which blood flows, reducing the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues. Damage to artery walls can create dangerous bleeding and blood clots. This condition, called atherosclerosis or clogged arteries, can cause heart attacks and strokes.
High blood pressure is directly linked to excessive sodium intake. Many fast foods are loaded with sodium from the salt used in seasonings. Burgers, tacos, fries, and even hot fruit pies are high in sodium. Some, like fried shrimp, have nearly 100% of the American Heart Association’s suggested daily limit. High blood pressure increases the progression of atherosclerosis and increases the risk of developing heart disease.
Type 2 diabetes
Health problems related to fast food can increase the likelihood of getting sick. Overweight, obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar have all been linked to type 2 diabetes. According to a 2005 study published in The Lancet, eating fast food meals more than twice a week can lead to average weight gain of 10 pounds on average. young adults. Being overweight increases the risk of developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Fast food by itself cannot cause cancer, but it can cause conditions such as weight gain that precipitate cancer. Menus that emphasize fat and sugar at the expense of fiber and other beneficial nutrients are the building blocks of cancer. Excess weight is associated with obesity and cancers of the colon, kidneys and gallbladder.
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