Pizza, burger, sandwiches, baked samosa are probably the most tempting foods more because they take less time to serve, are cheaper, can be consumed quickly and are convenient to carry. People in the IT industry almost thrive on these foods for days. Single guys and girls living outside their towns, usually worked up with pressures, prefer to consume any of these fast foods than healthy and properly cooked food. Many others are bored with the ‘dabba’ ingredients so much that they don’t mind surviving on Pizaa for months together.
Of course, anything done beyond the normal with your body, will not go without consequence.
If a report published in siliconindia.com is to be believed, fast food consumers today are more at a risk of developing depression than those who never ate fast food or ate very little.
The study was conducted by Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Granada, Spain. Experts are saying that increased intakes of fast foods can actually lead to depression. People included in the study were mostly working professionals who consumed these foods on a regular basis, many almost daily. They smoked a lot, worked for more than 45 hours per week. Check out the consequences:
Depression: Consumption of fast foods was directly related to depression in at least 51 per cent of the cases. The fast foods are often not the cause of depression but people consuming them are more likely to surrender to professional and emotional pressures due to lack of the right kind of nutrients in their body.
Singles: Another striking observation of the study was most people living fast foods were more likely to remain single. A possible connection could be that they are so addicted to fast foods that they don’t feel the need of having a partner cook for them or with them. They are happy consuming these foods alone.
Lethargic: Most people consuming these foods on a regular basis were found to be less active physically compared to their counterparts not eating much fast foods. They were found with almost no zeal to take up new challenges or work.
The study comes as a certain warning to adults and children who are dependent on fast foods for their daily meals. The best way to consume fast foods is on occasions. Lets understand that fast foods were never meant to be balanced diets. They were more like ‘party foods’. Lets keep them for parties only and embrace our old and healthy Indian thaali.
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