Research and Analysis

Junk& Fast Food Means Blank Minds

Abstract: –

“Please taking care of your mind, body will appreciate you.”

It is widely acknowledged that food plays a significant role in both the onset and prevention of many diseases. Societies also vary widely in their eating patterns. Urbanization and globalization have had a profound effect on eating patterns, encouraging many people to eat fancy, high-calorie fast food, commonly known as “junk food.” Due to its accessibility and readiness for consumption, fast food plays a significant role in the meal. These days, eating out is a big and frequent part of daily life. Numerous social and demographic shifts are connected to these swift shifts in the amounts and makeup of food and activity/inactivity patterns in transitory civilizations. Numerous studies have indicated that the low nutritional value of fast-food products, combined with their high trans fatty acid, saturated fat, and excessive salt content, may be a factor in the persistence of type II diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension in Westernized societies. The connection between consuming these foods and additional health effects is explained in this review.

Keywords: Junk Food, Lifestyle, Mental Health & Diseases

An overview of Junk food:

In the mass-produced, commercially resold food category known as “fast food,” prompt service is highly valued. This term describes meals that are packaged for takeout or takeaway from restaurants or retail stores that contain frozen, reheated, or precooked components. Fast food was developed as a business model to meet the demands of a sizable population of stressed-out wage workers, visitors, and commuters. In 2018, the global fast-food sector was predicted to be worth $570 billion.

It’s likely that White Castle, which opened in 1921, was the country’s first fast food establishment. Modern international corporations that operate globally include American fast-food chains like McDonald’s (opened in 1940) and KFC (opened in 1952).

Future impact of junk food Consumption in Our Bodies: –

Food has three main nutrients: lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates. Vitamins and minerals found in food also support growth, development, and overall health. It’s critical that we receive the proper nutrition during our teenage years. Conversely, junk food has high levels of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates that the body absorbs rapidly.

It will be helpful if we use a hamburger as an example. Unpleasant sensations like exhaustion, insomnia, and even hunger might arise hours or days after consuming rich, heavy foods like a burger. Junk food has the potential to lower energy levels as opposed to raising them. For a short while after consuming sugar, a type of carbohydrate, people experience temporary increases in happiness, energy, and positivity until their bodies utilize it as fuel.

A good source of carbohydrates, high in fibre, are foods from the five dietary groups: vegetables, fruits, barley, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

Reason for Preference for Junk Food: –

Junk food chains target young children with appealing ads, delectable food, and shrewd marketing strategies. When selecting fast food, flavor , accessibility, convenience, and cost are important factors to consider. Students usually like this kind of dinner because it saves them money and time. Socioeconomic changes such as longer work hours, an increase in the number of women working outside the home, and a high proportion of single-parent households have had an impact on how families eat.

The rising popularity of junk food among youth may be related to shifting dietary habits and the breakdown of family dinner customs. Though they preferred eating at home, young Indian consumers went to fast food restaurants for entertainment, according to Singh et al.’s research. Items from fast food restaurants: Fried chicken, burgers, sandwiches, and pizza are the most popular fast-food items.

Effects of Junk Foods Over Time: –

When we eat junk food exclusively for weeks, months, or years, our health may suffer from a number of long-term consequences. For example, high consumption of animal-based fats like beef, chicken, and pork can lead to raised amounts of saturated fats, which in turn cause the body to manufacture more “bad” cholesterol. Consumption is strongly linked to higher blood levels of bad cholesterol, which could be a sign of cardiac problems. Verified research indicates that young individuals with lower total cholesterol consume very little saturated fat.


Shreya Mondal, Bachelor of Fashion Technology,

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna

Under The Guidance of: Nilima R. Topno, Assistant Professor

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna

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