You might be following a healthy diet plan for a long time but even that doesn’t mean that there are times when you crave junk and a juicy cheeseburger and with a side order of hot, crispy fries with cheese and jalapeno simply call your name. Greasy fast food items are so beloved that an entire day has been devoted to them; the National Greasy Foods Day which is celebrated on the 25th of October every year. While it’s ok to give in to your cravings every now and then, it’s imperative to recognize how your nutrition preferences, and those greasy fast foods, in particular, influence your health. In this article by Sooperchef, you will read about five of the bad things that happen to you when you eat a lot of greasy junk.

Fast Food Makes You Rush To the Bathroom

The most frequent symptom of a digestive sprain is one of the most unpleasant ones. According to a study, not only will fast food sit in your stomach, but it also possesses the tendency to enter the intestines scantily digested. Many greasy food lovers also complain about experiencing diarrhea and stomach pain after eating greasy food.

It Throws Your Gut Bacteria and Hormonal Balance Out Of Order

This is pretty old sayings that what you eat affects your gut bacteria (also known as your microbiome) and scientific verifications back this theory up. Pouring a cheeseburger and fries down your hatch won’t do those microorganisms any favors because greasy foods do not include the nourishing, healthy fats that we find in things like avocados, fish, extra virgin olive oil and even butter. Consumption of more refined vegetable oils than nutritious fats tips the body off balance of fatty acids, which in turn may throw off the whole thing from hormonal levels to immunity.

Greasy Food Can Cause Acne

Zits and pimples might not be directly visible after a big fast food meal, but science proves that greasy foods are more likely to play one of the key roles in acne. Acne mainly occurs because of hormonal imbalances and/or bacterial disproportions, so fried foods cause acne by way of damaging gut health. The effect is although circuitous, and occurs over time and as a result of a nutritional pattern of eating. So if you want to have that soft baby skin for long, try saying no to a chicken burger next time. Here are some foods that will give you glowing, healthy and soft skin for longer.

It Raises Your Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes

There is bad news for you if your diet consistently includes greasy foods because it is sure to cause an increase in the risk for chronic conditions, particularly heart disease and diabetes. A recent study (2014 study from researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) suggested that people who munched on fried foods between four to six times a week, saw their risk for Type 2 diabetes go up 39%, and their risk for coronary cardiac disease raise by 23%. For people who ate it every day, those fractions only got much higher. Here is a list of heart-friendly foods that you need to read about.

It Strains Your Digestive System

Eating greasy foods like fried chicken, cheeseburgers and fries which contain a sheer amount of fat in them, puts the digestive system under a lot of pressure. Between fats, carbs, and protein, fat is the most slowly digesting substance, and it needs enzymes and digestive juices, like bile and stomach acid, to digest it. Everything from stress to medicines can lower the levels of these digestive fluids, so many people are undersupplied, to begin with. Furthermore, Adding in fat to your digestive system will make it work overtime, leading to ailments like bloating, nausea and insomnia etc.

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