What is an Unhealthy Diet?

What is an Unhealthy Diet

 

What is an Unhealthy Diet? We keep hearing a lot about consuming healthy food and the benefits of a healthy diet. Are burgers, French fries and Pizza always unhealthy?

 

What should you not eat?

 

An Unhealthy diet is a diet that fails to provide essential nutrients to our body or a diet that is perceived to have little or no nutritive value.

 

A Diet that contains too many calories, sugars and salts with very little or no fruits and veggies would be an Unhealthy diet.

 

Some examples of Unhealthy foods include:

 

  • Salt rich foods like papads, pickles
  • Sugar rich foods like candies, sweets, ice creams
  • Junk foods like pizzas, burgers, sandwiches
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Oily and fat rich foods like deep fried snacks

 

When is a diet termed Unhealthy?

 

  • Provides empty calories
  • Provides empty fibers
  • Takes away nutrients from your body and leaves you nutritionally deficient
  • Has negative effects on your health\

 

The ill effects of unhealthy diet are as follows –

 

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased tiredness and fatigue – As the body is devoid of nutrients
  • Increased risk of being overweight and obesity
  • Increased risk of diabetes
  • Elevates cholesterol levels
  • Increases blood pressure
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Decreases concentration and memory

 

How to avoid binging on unhealthy diet? Moderation is key to everything.

 

  • Limit junk foods to a minimum
  • When ordering food choose less salty food
  • Avoid carbonated and alcoholic beverages
  • Choose fruits and veggies as snacks
  • Never shop on empty stomach

 

Be more than well. Be well prepared.

 

 

 

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