Studies have shown that most people practice poor eating habits and are not aware of the risks to their health.
It can lead to reduced immunity, and increased susceptibility to disease.
Since being healthy is what you eat, choosing the right food is vital as one of the essential factors that can help you stay healthy and active.
Poor eating habits results to lower core strength, slower problem-solving ability and muscle response time, and less sharpness.
It can be a behavioral health issue too because nutrition and diet affect how you feel, look, think and act.
Recent research reveals that your eating habits can influence your migraines.
You should consider the basics. Eat at about the same time every day, don’t skip meals and keep a food journal. Also, keeping track of the foods you eat and when you experience migraines can help identify potential food triggers and avoid foods that trigger migraines such as aged cheese, chocolate, caffeine or alcohol.
Experts assert that unhealthy eating habits can affect your nutrient intake, including protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals as well as fiber and fluid.
Poor nutrition can impair our daily health and well-being and reduce our ability to live an enjoyable and active life.
In the short term, unhealthy eating habits can contribute to stress, tiredness, and our capacity to work. And over time, it can play a significant role in the development of some illnesses and other health problems such as heart diseases and stroke, some cancers and osteoporosis to mention just a few. Poor nutrition creates many other adverse health effects as well, such as:
Poor eating habit basically can make you obese, and being overweight puts people at risk for developing a host of disorder and conditions, some of them life-threatening.
Hypertension also known as high blood pressure is called the silent killer, because it frequent remains undetected and thus untreated until damage to the body has done.
Eating too much junk food, salt, sugar, dairy products, caffeine and refined food can cause hypertension.
Diabetes is linked to poor nutrition.
Some forms of the disease can result from consuming sugar and fat-laden diet, leading to weight gain.
Recent studies show that poor eating habit can lead to gout.
With gout, uric acid build-up results in the formation of crystals in your joints.
The painful swelling associated with gout can lead to permanent joint damage.
A diet that is high in fat or cholesterol can cause gout.
Some seafood such as sardines, mussels, oyster, and scallops, as well as red meat, poultry, pork, butter, whole milk, ice cream and cheese can increase the amount of uric acid in your body, causing gout.
Quick Facts On Unhealthy Diet
• High dietary intakes of saturated fat, trans-fats and salt, and low consumption of fruits, vegetables, and fish, are linked to cardiovascular risk.
• Approximately 16 million (1.0 percent) and 1.7 million (2.8 per cent) of deaths worldwide are attributable to low fruit and vegetable consumption.
• The amount of dietary salt consumed is an important determinant of blood pressure levels and overall cardiovascular risk and the WHO recommends a population salt intake of fewer than 5 grams/person/day to help the prevention of CVD.
• Frequent consumption of high-energy foods, such as processed foods that are high in fats and sugars, promotes obesity compared to low-energy foods.
• High consumption of saturated fats and trans-fatty acids is linked to heart disease; elimination of trans-fat and replacement of saturated with polyunsaturated vegetable oils lowers coronary heart disease risk.
• Female cockroaches that ate junk food in a research study became fatter and took longer to reproduce than cockroaches that ate a healthier diet.
• Adequate consumption of fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of CVD.
• Healthy eating can contribute to a healthy body weight, a desirable lipid profile, and a desirable blood pressure.
• It is estimated that decreasing dietary salt intake from the current global levels of 9–12 grams/day to the recommended level of 5 grams/day would have a considerate impact on blood pressure and CVD.
Poor eating habits could result to high level of stress, obesity, hypertension, gout, and diabetes, so you should watch the kind of food you consume. The benefits of healthy eating cannot be overemphasized. Please, eat to stay healthy!