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Effects Of Junk Food On Children

What Are The Effects Of Eating Junk Food For Kids?

2 mins to read Apr 1, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. Growing up milks are formulated to meet nutrition needs of healthy young children older than 1 year and should not be fed to infants.


It’s easy on junk food to be the center of interest for many reasons such as the taste, the price and the adequacy. As for the child who still does not understand the consequences of bad dietary habits on the health, he may enjoy junk food and find them delicious.


However, regularly consuming these types of food that are high in fats, sugar and salt, may lead to addiction and to the following health and social complications:


  • Junk food may cause your child type 2 diabetes by affecting his metabolism and his body’s capacity to properly use insulin due to their lack of fibers and high content of sugar.
  • Junk food may cause your child digestive problems like Acid reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, because they are fried and filled with spices, and can stick to the stomach wall and stimulate acidity production. And because they are low in fibers they may cause hemorrhoids and constipation.
  • Junk food may cause your child chronic and severe fatigue, for they lack the majority of nutrients deemed necessary for the body to function properly and get the energy it needs.
  • Junk foods may affect your child’s brain function and normal signals, as well as his capacity to learn new skills.
  • Junk food high in saturated fats may increase both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your child’s body and raise with time his risk of heart disease.
  • Consuming junk food may impact your child’s liver and cause its dysfunction on the long run.
  • Junk food contain high amounts of sugar and fats, and that’s what may put your child at high risk of developing digestive types of cancer later on in life.
  • Junk food may lead to obesity which may in turn expose your child to health conditions related to bones, muscles, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, mental and social problems, in addition to the diseases mentioned above.


Whereas the dangers of junk food are not a joke and whereas your child is still young and you still can control his dietary habits, it would be better if you encourage him to eat healthy foods and reduce his consumption of junk and fast food so you can protect him from diseases. 


Read More: Advantages Of Home Cooking For Kids

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