What are some dangers of fast food and junk food?

Two new developments should convince a person to avoid the temptations of junk and fast food once and for all. To wit:
  • One single junk-food meal can damage a person's arteries. One high-saturated-fat fast-food meal can seriously strain one's cardiovascular system, according to Canadian researchers. The main damage was to vascular endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels.
  • High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is associated with increasing global obesity rates. A study published in Global Public Health found that countries that use HFCS in their food supply had a 20% higher rate of diabetes than countries that didn’t use it.

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Eating a variety of foods each day that are low in fat and calories ensures you get proper nutrition and nutrients like folate, magnesium and iron. Calcium, fiber, potassium and selenium are other nutrients essential for wellness, ...

growth, development, cell repair and disease prevention. Colorful foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are often the richest sources of nutrients. Taking a multivitamin once daily is a good way to supplement your diet.

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