Food plays a big role in your life because you need it to survive. In addition, the nutrients and energy in food affect the shape of your body and help you grow into an adult. Unfortunately, not all foods are good for you. These types of food are often known as junk food, which is a group of food that is high in calories, low in nutrients and usually contain harmful synthetic ingredients.
Why Junk Food Is Toxic to Your Body
Most junk foods are processed food; thus, they are no longer in their natural state. In addition, they are stripped of certain essential nutrients. Junk foods such as candy, chips, cakes, cookies, chewing gum and ice cream are usually added with chemical preservatives and synthetic ingredients. One of the purposes of this is to prolong their shelf life, helping junk food manufacturers and stores reduce costs. Many of these preservatives and synthetic ingredients are harmful to your body.
The Hidden Dangers in Junk Food
Some of the most dangerous ingredients found in junk food are genetically modified ingredients (GM ingredients). Independent studies have linked genetically modified food to birth defects, organ failure, infertility and cancer. Because most junk foods do not have sufficient levels of essential vitamins and minerals, they do a poor job of increasing your long term energy, boosting your immunity, and assisting cell growth and development. They are also very bad for your health due to the fact that they have high levels of refined sugar, a cancer causing toxin. These are just a few examples of the hidden dangers in junk food.
Junk Food and Health Problems
Many of us choose junk food over organic food because it is less expensive. Unfortunately, we do not realize that this unwise choice will often cause us to lose more money in the long run. Consuming small amounts of junk food is not a big hazard to your health, but when you consume it on a regular basis, junk food can lead to major health problems later on in life.
Junk food is usually high in calories. Your body does not like to waste energy; therefore, the excessive calories are usually stored as fat, causing weight gain. Eating junk food for long periods of time can lead to obesity, vitamin deficiencies, heart disease and other health problems. These health problems can lead to very expensive medical bills.
What Junk Food Does to Your Body
The harmful synthetic ingredients in junk food affect your body by interfering with the metabolism process and causing chemical imbalances in your body. These problems often lead to weight gain, fatigue, acidosis and other health problems. When you eat too much junk food, your blood becomes acidic and saturated with refined sugar, creating an environment for cancer, harmful microorganisms and parasites to thrive in.
How to Prevent Junk Food from Destroying Your Health and Energy
To prevent junk food from destroying your health and energy, one of the first things you need to do is significantly reduce your consumption of junk food. Also, go on a detox program that involves consuming organic plant food and herbs. Furthermore, drink healthy and energized water. This type of “living” water is very important for improving your health, because your body needs it to function properly. To learn more about healthy and energized water, read my empowering article titled “Living” Water Versus “Dead” Water: Why Living Water Is Better for Increasing Your Energy, Frequency and Health.
A List of Common Junk Food
- Candy and candy bars
- Conventional burgers
- French fries
- Fried food
- Hot dogs
- Ice cream
- Pancakes and waffles
- Processed bread
- Processed vegetable oil
- Soft drinks
- Sugary cereal