How does junk food cause obesity?



Obesity and Calorie Intake

Junk food contains high calories but low nutritional value. It usually contains high amounts of sugar, fat and less minerals, vitamins or nutrients which are essential for good health. Increase in calorie intake and inadequate physical activity can lead to obesity.

The basic reasons for how Obesity is cause by junk food:

Unhealthy ingredients: Most of the junk food contains large amounts of sugar, fats and carbs which is associated with increase in weight. Unhealthy calories are taken through junk food, it leads to weight gain and ultimately obesity.Choosing-More-Healthy-Carbs-Keeps-You-Slim

Large portions: The unhealthy ingredients of the junk food are increased portion sizes which have grown parallel with the average body weight of a person. As the portions have become large, the person will eat the complete meal. This means that people are eating bigger portions of junk food leading to Obesity.

Low cost: The reason for people to continue eating junk food even after knowing its effects is the low cost it is available in. Junk food costs less than healthy food which makes it more affordable for everyone.

Convenience: Junk food is easily available which makes it a convenient option than making food at home using healthier ingredients.

Food is always related to the health and well-being of a person. Junk food should be avoided and should be not made available at schools to reduce Childhood Obesity. Instead, healthy and nutritious food should be made easily available.


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Srija Sam| Program Manager
Obesity Meeting 2019
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