I bet you have been told once or twice by a lot of people how fast food can be bad for your health. But how could we resist a bucket of those potato fries or that delicious stack of pure beef burgers just waiting for us over that fast food counter, right? Aside from that, the fact that these dishes are cheap and always available makes them very hard to resist. So if you want a little more convincing, then here are some of the details that fast food can do to you and your health.
First of, fast food dishes are known to be loaded with salt – a good combination of this, MSG’s and other preservatives makes them as delicious as they are. Too much of this in the body can make our blood more viscous than the usual and clog up our blood vessels in the process. Thus, this can greatly contribute to the occurrence of heart related diseases as well. And because as more salts are introduced in the body, the more it makes us thirstier which will cause us to take in more water. As a result, this will cause fluid build up, especially for those who have a history of heart failure, liver cirrhosis or any other kidney disease.
Another bad thing about fast food is that its ingredients are also over loaded with fats, specifically bad cholesterol. Cholesterol can deposit at the sides of your artery and longer they stay there, the harder they are to remove. Long time accumulation will eventually lead to the clogging up of pores and the thickening of your blood vessels. This makes you very, very prone to stroke or heart attacks – which could also be fatal.
And finally, there are also the trans-fat substances. These are low density lipoproteins that are very abundant in processed foods. Aside from it blocking your blood vessels, it also contains carcinogenic compounds that make you very prone to cancer.
So the next time you decide to order a burger or two, it would be a smart move to think twice. If you are really concerned about your health, then the best thing to do would be to minimize these kids of food in your diet.