Fast food is highly processed and contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy fats, and sodium. When fast food frequently replaces nutritious whole foods in your diet, it can lead to all sorts of bad health outcomes.

Here are 17 serious side effects of a fast-food diet — all of which can happen to your body in a relatively short amount of time.

  1. You’ll be lethargic.
  2. Your skin will deteriorate.
  3. You’ll bloat.
  4. Your memory and cognitive function will decline.
  5. You’ll be constipated.
  6. You’ll increase your risk of obesity.
  7. You’ll starve – nutritionally speaking.
  8. You’ll increase inflammation.
  9. Your teeth will decay.
  10. Your mental health could decline.
  11. Your kidneys and stomach will suffer.
  12. Your blood sugar will spike.
  13. You’ll worry more.
  14. Your cholesterol levels could skyrocket.
  15. You may increase your risk of cancer.
  16. You’ll heighten your risk of heart disease.
  17. Your bones could weaken.

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