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Abstract

Deleterious Effects of Food Habits in Present Era

Aliya Siddiqui* and Naga Anusha P

Food is any substance usually of plant or animal origin consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals etc. Consuming healthy food like fresh fruits and vegetables gives the body strength and power to stay healthy without any infections and diseases. In spite of knowing the value of healthy food, most of the people prefer fast food which affects their health and lives. This Review Article deals with the Food and its Impact on Human Health, what are the side effects when food is taken in excess amounts and what might happens when it is not supplied to the body in enough quantities, what could be the problems which most of the people face if fast food or junk food is consumed in large or excess quantities. As fast food culture is an emerging trend among the younger generation and most of them may suffer with food allergies and various health problems when consumed on a regular basis. Fast food has become a prominent feature of the diet for most of the people in United States and increasing, throughout the world. Eating frequent fast food meals causes an individual to gain more weight and face an increased risk of developing disorders like Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Non alcoholic fatty liver disease and diseases related to heart etc. The ready availability, taste, low cost, marketing strategies and peer pressure make them popular with children and adolescents.