Junk Food is that edible product which is slowly eating away the health of the present generation. We know it is unhealthy but are unaware of the serious problems it can lead to. To shed some light on the Consequences of Junk Food, we have Mr. Ajinkya Ghan with us.
Ajinkya Ghan is the founding director of HealthOnlyNutrition and has been in the industry for more than two years and constantly engages in discussions about the insights of various food items in order to help people live an informed healthy life.
(2:01-3:40) Can you elaborate your experience with junk food during your childhood?
(3:42-6:19) Why do you think toddlers are fond of junk foods?
(6:20-9:32) Why are junk food harmful?
(9:36-12:59) What fold item do you recommend to replace junk food?
(13:00-14:55) What are the long-term consequences in terms of major illness caused by Junk food?
(14:56-22:30) What role should parents play to solve the problem of junk food?
(22:36-24:20) If a kid is already obese, what habits do you recommend to combat the state he/she is in?
(24:40-31:25) Any advice for parents and kids regarding healthy eating habits?
Swinging through the drive-thru or hopping into your favorite fast-food restaurant tends to happen more often than some would like to admit.
According to the Food Institute’s analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials alone spend 45 percent of their budget’s food dollars on eating out.
In comparison to 40 years ago, the average American family now spends half their food budget on restaurant food. In 1977, just under 38 percent of family food budgets were spent eating outside the home.
While an occasional night of fast food won’t hurt, a habit of eating out could be doing a number on your health. Read on to learn the effects of fast food on your body.
Most fast food, including drinks and sides, are loaded with carbohydrates with little to no fiber.
When your digestive system breaks down these foods, the carbs are released as glucose (sugar) into your bloodstream. As a result, your blood sugar increases.
Your pancreas responds to the surge in glucose by releasing insulin. Insulin transports sugar throughout your body to cells that need it for energy. As your body uses or stores the sugar, your blood sugar returns to normal.
This blood sugar process is highly regulated by your body, and as long as you’re healthy, your organs can properly handle these sugar spikes.
But frequently eating high amounts of carbs can lead to repeated spikes in your blood sugar.
Over time, these insulin spikes may cause your body’s normal insulin response to falter. This increases your risk for insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain.