By Kya Grace

The fast food culture has totally plagued the society these days. Even though fast food is conveniently available, cheap and palatable but is not healthy. These reasons are not enough to intake a food that is unfit for human consumption. Listed below are five reasons to reduce your fast food consumption.

Low nutrition

One of the major reasons why consumption of fast food should be discouraged is that it is low in nutrition. The easy availability of fast food chain outlets is no reason for you to consume a meal that is not just low in nutrition but also a major reason for making obesity an epidemic. The ingredients that go unseen in fast food meals are high fructose-corn syrup, monosodium glumate, artificial colors emulsifiers and thickeners. The fast food industry uses high amount of processed food like white flour instead of whole wheat flour, high-calorie corn syrup instead of white or brown sugar. Such artificial components commonly used in fast foods are harmful for health.

High cholesterol and fat

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Fast food items have high levels of saturated fat in them. They are also high in Trans-fats, which cause coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and even infertility. Most fast foods are deep-fried and are packed with extra fatty ingredients like butter, cheese and mayonnaise.

High salt content

Fast foods usually have high salt content. Salt is used even in sweeter products like milkshakes and smoothies. High quantity of salt along with pepper and other seasonings are used to make the meal tastier. However, increased intake of salt may result in blood pressure issues. Most blood pressure patients are advised to use minimal amount of salt. However, it can’t be avoided if you are common visitor of fast food outlets.

Obesity

Ordering double cheeseburger and French fries along with a ‘diet’ soft drink is probably not the best diet food possible. If you think you can escape the extra calories of your fast food meal by simply taking a ‘diet’ soft drink along with the junk food, you need a rain check on its nutrition chart. Fast food is one of the causes of spreading obesity. Even a small portion of fast food meal is high in calories. In addition, it spoils your taste buds for healthier food like fruits and vegetables.

Skin issues

Being high on sugar, oil and fat, fast food is not good for your skin. These ingredients are harmful for skin. They result in pimple and acne formation. Avoid fast food to attain better results for your skin. Instead of the high calorie soft drink that you gulp mindlessly along with the junk food, drink more amount of water. Water clears your body from all kinds of toxins and gives you a clear skin.

Therefore, the above reasons should be able to make you understand the deleterious effects that fast food has on your health. The best way to escape such issues is to avoid fast food as far as possible.

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