Healthy Food vs Junk Food

By | March 11, 2021

There are adversaries who have been struggling with each other due to nutrients and calories. Although we know that nutritious food is good for our body, we choose junk food if there is a choice between junk food and nutritious food. Why do we do that? Why do we prefer to take a burger instead of a fruit salad? Do we think of satisfying only the taste buds of the body and the distress of hunger?

Junk food contains a large amount of calories, fat, sugar and salt, it is also prepared much quicker than nutritious food. Junk food does not contain essential and important nutrients with good health. Junk food is more fried and preserved (closed in compartments) food that is no longer natural. In addition, these foods prepared from large quantities of sugar, hydrogenated fats, saturated fats, sodium, artificial sweeteners and calories cause many diseases.

How does junk food affect your body?

After eating junk food, you feel satisfied, but in fact it lacks all the necessary nutrients. After eating this, you do not get anything other than the experience of being filled with stomach. Also, after eating junk food, you will have a feeling of sleep. Because the freezing of fat in the inner walls of the arteries slows down blood circulation resulting in sleep.

Obesity is the most common thing by eating junk food. A study by the Diabetes Foundation of India has revealed a very surprising one. It has been revealed that 25% of Delhi’s school children are obese or overweight due to junk food. Junk food is the most consumed in the country. School children eat junk food sold outside the school premises. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had been asked to develop guidelines to ban junk food for children, so far no strict rules and acts have been framed.

Eating junk food like burgers, papad (rolls), closed-compartment salads worsens concentration. Children eating junk food have often seen a lack of concentration.

If you are among those who eat junk food regularly, be prepared for digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD). Due to excess oil present in junk food, acid disease occurs in the abdomen. Which has to face these problems. In addition, it also affects the auxiliary fibre in digestion.

Eating junk food also leads to higher blood sugar levels. The refined sugar used in this food inhibits normal metabolism. To digest high-level refined sugar in the bloodstream, the pancreas has to discharge more insulin. Lack of carbohydrates and proteins in junk food leads to a sudden decrease in blood sugar. To increase insulin levels, the craving for eating junk food increases. A healthy diet, on the other hand, means regulating glucose production and balancing insulin levels. But eating junk food means emphasizing the weaknesses of the body to produce metabolism and normal insulin. Which results in diabetes.

Eating junk food increases cholesterol and triglyceride levels that cause you to have heart diseases and heart attacks. In such a situation, kidney problems also occur. A study shows that the use of more junk food stops the arteries from working after the age of 30 and becomes prone to heart attacks in the future. Therefore, children should be given emphasis on nutritious food rather than junk food since childhood. In addition to this osteoporosis, the roots of the prostate gland and breast cancer thrive from eating habits since childhood.


Published in the European Journal, a study of cancer prevention has found that sugar and fat present in fast food increases the likelihood of developing cancer.

On the other hand, nutritious food contains a large amount of nutrients such as vegetables, fruits, meat, cereals and pulses. Eating nutritious food also keeps your mind, body and soul healthy. Eating walnuts increases brain performance. It is best for health to take low amounts of junk food or not at all in the whole meal. Nutritious food strengthens the immune system and also reduces health hazards. Berries, such as blueberry antioxidants, are very helpful in reducing the risk of cancer. Walnuts, pods and cereals have a large amount of protein and fibre. Children should use green vegetables, fruits, broccoli, sweet potatoes, milk and water in food.

Fast food is the fastest growing food in today’s food industry as it becomes readily available, including better taste at reasonable prices. According to a study conducted by, the fast food industry in India is growing by up to 40% every year. India has joined the top ten fast food consumers in the world.

What we eat affects our development, health, behaviour and mind. The food cooked in traditional Indian homes is as diverse as the culture of India. But the growing influence in Western culture is the difference between food grain intake, especially urban households, who prefer to eat out-of-the-way international cuisine and junk food in their homes. Multinational food centres are now acceptable and going to these places is a fashion expression.

But we should not forget the benefits of nutritious food as to how beneficial it is for our body.

Eat nutritious food, stay away from junk food, exercise and keep yourself fit to make the mantra of life.

Examples of junk food

Soft Drinks
French Fries
Hot Dog



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