There is a reason why fast food is not healthy, but so popular. Have you ever wondered how fast food affects your body? Nutritionist Keri Gans, author of numerous articles and books on nutrition and healthy eating for “Yahoo Health” explains exactly what happens to our bodies when you eat junk food, as well as the way it leaves long-term effects on our health.
There is a reason why fast food is a “comfort food”. Red meat burger is full of amino acids that stimulate the secretion of serotonin, a hormone of happiness, which is the reason you feel better at the moment.
Red meat is full of saturated fats. Eating foods high in saturated fat increases the long-term risk of heart disease and stroke, and can increase the risk of cancer. Burgers are full of salt because they make your body retain water, so that not only will make you feel bloated, but your heart will work harder, which increases blood pressure.
The damage you do to the arteries after consuming just one fast food meal, according to a survey of 2012 year. Over time, saturated fat in red meat increase cholesterol levels. The good side of the red meat is that is full of iron, vitamin B12 and zinc, which strengthens the immune system.
Refined carbohydrates burger gets rapidly digested and causes increased levels of blood sugar. On long term, this can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Bones and muscles
Red meat is rich in protein, because it gives you instant energy and helps in building muscles and bones.
Fast food is extremely caloric. The excess calories can lead to obesity, which place your body at risk of various diseases.