Most people who indulge in fast food often are busy, stressed out families who do not have time for a home cooked meal. If the stress is not making them sick, their food choices will. Fast food is full of refined sugars and fats. They are also loaded with sodium. Not to mention the sugary sodas that accompany a value meal.
Here are a few health risks caused by fast food consumption:
The rapid increase in the incidence of adult diabetes has been linked to the standard American diet and it’s high percentage of good old fast food. Insulin resistance, which is the first stage in this disease can also cause rapid weight gain which can be very hard to lose. Diabetes can cause blindness and even limb amputation.
Obesity causes increased pressure to the heart which leads to multiple cardiovascular diseases.
The saturated fat in fast food causes an increase in plaque around the arteries. The plaque makes it harder for blood to flow to heart leading to heart attacks and strokes.
This image displays what a healthy artery should look like, and what a clogged artery looks like.