JUNK FOODS AND CARBONATED ARTIFICIALLY FLAVORED COLD DRINKS : A SLOW AND SWEET POISON
In today’s fast life where people are money rich, money poor (MRMP/MRTP) do
everything to save time even if they have to compromise with their health in the
process. Time for them is money and thus of utmost importance to them. Cake, Pastry,
Ketchup, Jam, Jelly, Chocolate, Toffee, Pizza, Sandwich, Potato chips and many others
including cold drinks ( the famous colas ) have very high sales figures. Just a look at
coca-cola and pepsico’s sale figures tells the gravity of situation.
Young and old, everyone is fond of them. Many a times people have junk food as their
lunch and sometimes even breakfast and dinner ! This fast change in eating habbits has
given birth to many new diseases and adverse effects on health particularly that of the
kids, because these foods are chemically preserved and various coloring agents are
used to make the suitable color.
In one year, about 1.5 kilograms of toxic substances enters the body of a human being.
These substances dissolve in fat and remain in body for years and can cause
dangerous diseases / illnesses, the most important among which is cancer. According
to doctors and dieticians, the use of fast food not only leads to obesity but also anemia,
arthritis and eye problems. Preservative sodium plutamate adversely affects our brain
If we say that fast foods and cold drinks should be banned, it is impossible because
they have already become a part of our daily life and their lobby is too powerful. These
are symbols of modernization ! Scientific research has proved that continuous use of
junk fast foods and cold drinks usage is no les than slow poisoning.
-DR. NAVRAJ SINGH SANDHU, firstname.lastname@example.org