Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Junk food and health problems

We live in a fast moving world, as the end result of industrialization, modernization and globalization. There is so much of buzz happening around, which keeps us puzzled, flabbergasted, shocked, surprised with a ‘wow’ feeling, pushing us into a world of fantasies. In order to cope with the fast moving world, we automatically, rather willfully got adapted to the new, lifestyle, trends, fashion, culture, innovation, shopping styles, gadgets, technology and food culture that the modern world offers. We follow them that we shall not be left behind in this race; we shall not be looked down and be termed as ‘aboriginals’. We always love to be perceived modern and fully updated with what modern world can offer us. 

But there is an alarming situation on the other side, our culture, tradition, values and health are at stake. At this very juncture, we all should remember that we live in a land where our grandparents lived a life of 80 to 90 years without any kind of diseases. We could see our grandparents in flesh and blood because they lived long. We youngsters should always be reminded of the very old maxim that "Health is Wealth."

Junk food has a direct impact on our general wellbeing. Fast food may not essentially be bad, but in most of the cases it's extremely processed and contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy fats, and salt. These foods are often high in calories yet offer little or no nutritional value. When we consume junk food very often, the excess fat, carbohydrates, and processed sugar found in junk food contributes to an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weight gain, and many other chronic health conditions in us.

Junk food can only create a society of unhealthy people and obese. So, let us stand united and take a pledge to give up the junk food culture. Let us eat healthy in order to create a society with people who think that "Health is the really Wealth that one can posses in his/her life and this wealth will bring all other wealth, fortunes and happiness in our life. 

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