You know when you get a craving for a particular food; fried, greasy and full of calories? We know that eating greasy food increases inflammation in the body, but do you know what other effects if has on you?
- Gut Bacteria
Consuming a juicy cheeseburger may satisfy your wants for two minutes, but the bacteria in your gut won’t thank you for it. In order to function properly, your body needs a whole range of vitamins and minerals, many of these are found in unrefined, unprocessed foods such as fruit and veg. The microorganisms in your gut need unsaturated fats from fish and avocados, so putting fast-food into your system will completely throw your immune health and hormones off course to a huge extent.
- Your Skin
Constantly putting in greasy food to your body results in your skin developing conditions like acne. Although acne is commonly associated with teenagers, adult acne is very common, much of it down to ingesting too much greasy food on a regular basis.
- Digestive Problems
After consuming greasy food, a rise in trips to the bathroom is not uncommon. As the food sits in your stomach, digestive problems and stomach pains are expected, resulting in huge discomfort for a time after eating. These issues are associated with inflammation in the body leading to more severe problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and reflux.
- Heart Disease
Frequently consuming greasy food means you are at a higher risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Cholesterol levels are typically higher for individuals consuming such foods. Obesity is more common among those consuming greasy food along with high blood pressure and type two diabetes.