Yes, you love eating that fat burger, but do you know what happens once you eat it?
You must have come across various articles and studies which claim that junk food negatively affects your body. But, when you are hungry, burger seems to be the reasonable option and too hard to resist. Also, when hunger calls, all studies and self-control are simply forgotten.
To explain in detail about the effect that junk food has on our body, Fast Food Menu Price, released an infographic which tells us what happens one hour after we eat McDonald’s Big Mac.
10 minutes after eating the burger:
A regular Big Mac (with cheese and sauce) contains 540 calories and raises your blood sugar levels to abnormal levels. Junk food releases ‘feel-good’ chemicals – such as the neurotransmitter dopamine – which ignites feelings of pleasure. This process works in a similar way for drugs like cocaine and contributes to the likelihood of compulsive eating.
20 minutes after eating the burger:
The Big Mac bun has high levels of high fructose corn syrup and sodium which are addictive and make your body crave for more. These ingredients can cause obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
30 minutes after eating the burger:
A Big Mac consists of 970 milligrams of sodium which spur dehydration. It’s easy for dehydration to trick you into thinking you need to go back for a new round.
Too much intake of sodium makes it hard for your kidneys to eliminate salt which makes your heart work faster in order to pump blood through your veins. This causes high blood pressure and can ultimately lead to heart diseases and strokes.
40 minutes later:
Are you still feeling hungry after just having a Big Mac? This is because you have lost control over your blood sugar, making you crave even more for fast food. The high fructose corn syrup in the Big Mac bun is quickly absorbed by the GI tract, causing insulin spikes and even bigger hunger pangs.
After 60 minutes:
A Big Mac can take more than three days to fully digest. It takes approximately 51 days to digest trans fat. The Big Mac contains 1.5 gram trans fat. Different studies have proved that trans fats can be linked to heart diseases, obesity, cancer, and diabetes.
So, next time when you plan to eat a burger, remember this!
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