Junk Food is Junk Not Food

Today we discuss the dangers of eating junk food and fast food. It’s just a chemical concoction made in a lab that is addictive and harmful to your health. Welcome to Dr. Devin’s Wellness Wednesday Workshop where my goal is to help you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. We will answer these questions today:

  1. What is junk food?
  2. What are some of the long-term health impacts of consuming high fructose corn syrup?
  3. Are there any high quality foods that contain high fructose corn syrup?
  4. Is salt good for your heart?
  5. How do trans fats do effect cholesterol?
  6. What are the short-term health consequences of junk food?
  7. What are the long-term health consequences of junk food?

(Answers below the video 😉)


  1. Any food that is highly processed, high in calories and low in nutrients.
    1. High in added sugars, salt and saturated or trans fats.
    2. As addictive as alcohol and drugs.
    3. Most fast food can be classified as junk food.
  2. When used in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, fatty liver disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more.
  3. No. Every food with high fructose corn syrup is very poor-quality food.
    1. If you want to stay healthy, lose weight easily, get rid of chronic disease, and help reduce the obesity epidemic, the single most important thing you can do is eliminate high fructose corn syrup from your diet and from your children’s diet. Just banish it from your house.
  4. Sometimes
    1. Adding salt to your homemade food is very beneficial to your heart
    2. The amount of salt in junk food is toxic and is a major contributor to heart disease
  5. They raise LDL “bad” cholesterol and lower HDL “bad” cholesterol.
    1. They contribute to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver disease.
  6. Short-term consequences
    1. Just one serving of junk food can increase inflammation throughout your body.
      1. Make a person feel hungrier at their next meal
      2. Makes you feel hungrier faster
    2. Poor cognitive performance
    3. Feel tired
    4. Trouble concentrating – not enough oxygen
    5. Mood swings
    6. Constipation
    7. Shortness of breath
    8. Acne
    9. Eczema
  7. Long-term consequences
    1. Obesity
    2. Depression
    3. Digestive issues
    4. Heart disease and stroke
    5. Type 2 diabetes
    6. Cancer
    7. Decreased fertility
    8. Asthma
    9. Early death

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Join us next time so we can continue helping you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. Until then, contact me at 704-827-6560 or chiro@atkinsonfamilychiro.com

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