Do you know that there is a connection between eating junk food and your immunity? Eating junk food lowers your immunity. If you want to stay healthy, here is the list of foods you must avoid.
By Swati Bhushan
Rahul Khanna, a fourteen-year-old teen, loves to eat fast food. Every other day, he visits the nearest fast food outlet and orders his favourites – burgers and pizzas with a large glass of soda. This has been his routine for the past four years. Of late, Rahul is falling sick frequently. A slight change in weather and he is down with a fever. Somedays, he has stomach upset with vomiting. He feels drained out most of the time.
Rahul's condition is not an exception. Those with poor eating habits often complain about falling sick frequently. Regularly eating processed foods has weakened Rahul's immunity. Our immune system reacts differently when we eat junk and processed food. It creates an inflammation to provide protection to our tissues and cells. Chronic inflammation then hinders our ability to fight infections.
It is important that your child consumes foods rich in fermentable dietary fibres like oats, barley, fruits, vegetables, daals and pulses.
Is your child a junk food addict who loves to eat burgers and pizzas? Junk food can seem appealing for many reasons such as taste, convenience, and price. However, this has a negative impact on health as the following article explains.
The author is Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital
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