Speech on Harmful Effects of Junk Food

Speech on Harmful Effects of Junk Food

Good morning everyone. Today I will be talking on one of the glaring issues with which young people are afflicted and parents are highly worried regarding the same.

Yes, you guessed it right. I will be talking on junk food and the harmful effects that come with the consumption of the same. Well, junk food needs no special introduction. Burgers, fries, pizzas, pastries, fried foods, chips etc. are some of the most common kinds of junk foods to which kids and young people are highly addicted. It is needless to say that these junk foods are great in taste. Along with being delicious, they are filling, readily available and most importantly hassle-free. Most of them are ready to eat and one does not need time to cook them; just bring them home and gorge on them.

Though junk food is tasty, these foods come with varieties of side effects. These foods are not nutritiously balanced too. When consumed on regular basis, these foods start affecting health adversely. One of the most common problems that arise due to regular consumption of junk food is obesity. Since these foods are loaded with sugars, salts, carbs, fats and calories, they are not very healthy. Energy levels of the body are brought down with these foods.

Junk foods are difficult to digest. This is because these foods contain high amounts of fats and oils. One feels full for a longer time due to improper digestion. The liver and the pancreas tend to get affected with regular consumption of junk foods. Since these foods lack micro-nutrients like minerals and vitamins and important dietary fibers, the whole digestive system gets affected. Due to increasing fat and cholesterol levels in the body, various kinds of heart ailments and cardiovascular disorders can also start developing in the body.

Last but not the least, junk foods are highly addictive in nature. It is very difficult to wean one away from this addiction if attempts are not made in the initial stages only.

By Maanasi