Nearly 80 million adults in the United States are classified as obese. Part of the obesity epidemic in America stems from the overwhelming amount of junk food available in this country, and the fact that most people are unaware of the health effects of eating foods with low nutritional value.
Do you think people would think twice about that processed chocolate chip granola bar for breakfast if they knew that refined carbohydrates and foods filled with sugar and saturated fats make it hard for the body to regulate insulin levels? Or would they be more likely to eat a well-balanced diet if they knew that frequent consumers of junk food are more likely to suffer from depression and have a greater risk for heart disease?
These are just a few of the shocking but true effects of junk food on the body that can highlight the importance of making good food choices. If you’re passionate about nutrition and wellness, this datagraphic has some additional facts and statistics about junk food health hazards that you can use to bolster your case for a well-balanced diet. The negative health effects of junk food are well documented throughout the scientific and nutrition education communities, and this datagraphic serves as a quick resource of some of the most telling examples.
Armed with these junk food facts and statistics, you can make a more compelling case for healthy eating to the people you care about most. If you would like to turn your passion for nutrition and wellness into a rewarding career, consider the Master of Science in Nutrition Education from American University. This advanced degree combines nutrition science and behavioral change strategies to give you the knowledge and skills to help better the lives of others.
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