Foods play an important role to maintain our health. Fast foods are generally ready to eat and quick alternative to home cooked food. Fast foods are specially designed to be additive in nature with a high level of salts, sugars, and fats. According to National Institute of Health (NIH), Fast foods are a quick alternative to home cooked foods that are rich in calorie, saturated fats, Trans fat, sugar, and salt. Fast foods are generally calorie dense and lack of proteins, multivitamins, minerals, and fiber. It is the richest source of Tran’s fat. Eating foods, rich in Tran’s fat increases Low-Density Lipoprotein (bad) cholesterol, lower High-Density Lipoprotein (good) cholesterol, and increases the risks of type II Diabetes Mellitus and heart diseases.
Fat Consumption and Its Effect on Health:
Research Highlights The Harmful Effects of Fats on Health:
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2011 showed that healthy people who eat fast foods/junk foods for five days continuously, performed on a cognitive test that measured attention, speed and mood. It concludes that eating fast food regularly can deteriorate memory power. Regular eating fast foods not only deteriorate memory power, it also increases the risks of metabolic disorder diseases, hampers growth and development in growing children, constipation, gastrointestinal diseases, etc.