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Junk food causes obesity

Junk food is causing innumerable problems to both the young and the old in the long run and spoils the digestion system. Time and again doctors and physiotherapists emphasized the need to avoid junk food on a regular basis or even during monsoon season. The water used is contaminated and not good for preparing quality food for consumption. When we eat outside food, we are prone to diseases and rainy season is the period that demands greater care and attention. Children are not having sufficient resistance power to withstand from various ailments and it is up to the parents to take extra care during the four month period. Avoid junk food and consume lot of milk for keeping fit all the time and stay away from unnecessary stress. People should follow a healthy life style and remain physically active.

School going children are prone to buy things from outside and eat them as they find junk food tastier as compared to home food. Parents should not part with pocket money with children regularly. This will in turn reduce their buying power and intake of junk food in the process. Eating healthy food should be cultivated among children from their young age and this will go a long way in developing their food habits. After all children are the future of our country and we should take all the precautions to realise the dream of inculcating discipline among them.

Childhood obesity is a harsh reality and parents should take it seriously. They should not assume that when they grow up they will become slim. The quality of junk food is deteriorating. Preference should always be given to home cooked food. All soft drinks have very high levels of sugar which ultimately leads to fat gain. Once in a while eating outside is fine but if it becomes a habit then it will lead pave way for fat gain among children who already have low metabolism. The number of overweight children in India has doubled in recent years, with a quarter of children considered overweight or obese. Causes of obesity in children include unhealthy food choices, lack of physical activity and family eating habits.

Heavy rains results into choked drains and causes water contamination. As a result of this, drainage water seeps into drinking water pipes.  This causes many diseases like cholera, malaria and dengue. It is time to lead disease free life during the inclement weather.

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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