Hepatitis C is a life threatening condition
that affects the liver. It is generally thought to affect the alcohol consuming
population. Off late, the researches have confirmed that regular consumption of
junk food can have the same negative effects on the liver that has been caused
by hepatitis C.
The main reason behind this is the
accumulation of saturated fats in the liver leading to a condition called fatty
liver. The increased amount of fats that accumulates causes damage to the liver
cells. A fatty liver can cause accelerated liver damage than otherwise. The
liver needs time and space to digest the fat present in foods. Due to excess
accumulation there is no space between fat digestion and absorption eventually
leading to liver damage.
Junk foods include hamburgers, fried chicken,
onion rings, French fries etc. Researches have proven that French fries are
more dangerous as they not only contain excess salt but also sugar as the
people selling French fries add sugar to the potato chunks to make it golden
crisp. This adds to the fat content already present in French fries. It goes to
all the other golden fried foods.
Even salads served in the restaurants are
considered dangerous due to the use of anti - freeze chemicals that help to
retain the flavors of the salad stored in refrigeration. The chemical component
present in this anti - freeze agent is called propylene glycol that poses a
danger to the liver.
The common symptoms associated with hepatitis
C are fatigue, joint pain, and yellowish discoloration of urine, jaundice, loss
of appetite, liver failure. The same could be seen as the effect of regular
intake of junk foods. The best way to prevent the symptoms associated with this
is to avoid junk foods as much as possible. An occasional intake does not do as
much harm as those consuming it regularly.
The ways to prevent the occurrence could be
by either reducing or completely stopping the intake of junk foods,
detoxification of the body on a regular basis, avoidance of alcohol, sugar and
salt, proper exercise, avoidance of self-medication and less fat intake.
Select your Diet and save your Liver.