What every junk-food junkie has to know

Fat Woman eats Junk

It happens to almost every and each one of us to have a busy work day and you just have to fill your hunger with whatever you find along your way, and we all know that most of these days junk-food is the first thing you go for.

But, that’s not the way it is for junk-food addicts; they get intense cravings for this kind of food.Foods commonly considered junk foods include salted snack foods, gum, candy, sweet desserts, fried fast food, and sugary carbonated beverages. Many foods such ashamburgers, pizza, and tacos can be considered either healthy or junk food depending on their ingredients and preparation methods

The truth about junk food

Did you know that junk foods activate the same areas in the brain as drugs of abuse like cocaine?This is why you find obese people who are quite upset with being fat can’t stop eating junk food. ‘Junk food’ generally refers to foods that contribute lots of calories but little nutritional value,  they’re low in satiation value so people don’t tend to feel as full when they eat them which can lead to overeating.

Studies have shown the reasons why fast foods lead to overeating and overtime obesity

  • It’s low in fiber.
  • It’s high in palatability (that is, it tastes good).
  • It offers a high number of calories in a small volume.
  • It’s high in fat.
  • It’s high in sugar in liquid form (soda drinks)

Now that you’ve got the facts about junk food, let’s go to the brighter side of the world

How can you get rid of your addiction?

Everything you love in life is because you’ve made it habitual, you love certain kinds of food because you’ve sent signals to your brains that this is what you want and whenever you repeat the process your attachment to the thing increases.

That’s why; you should make eating healthy food a habit too. No matter where you are, opt for food and beverages that are made up mostly of ingredients that offer nutrients along with calories. If you’re a junk-food junkie try to switch from eating junk food on a daily basis to once a week. Avoid sweetened beverages go for fresh juices instead.

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