It’s Good To Know – What Happens In Your Body After You Eat a Hamburger

What Happens In Your Body After You Eat a Hamburger

Nutritionist Keri Gans, author of numerous papers and books about nutrition and healthy eating for Yahoo Health explains exactly what happen in our bodies after consuming fast food and how it leaves long-term consequences on our health.


There is a reason why fast food is called “comfort food”. Red meat used in burgers contains amino acids that stimulate the secretion of serotonin, the happiness hormone, which makes you feel better in that moment.


Red meat is full of saturated fats. Eating food that is high in saturated fats long term increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, and can increase the risk of developing cancer. Hamburgers that are full of salt cause water retention, making you feel bloated, and you heart will have difficulty working, which increases blood pressure.

Blood flow:

After eating just one fast food meal you are damaging your arteries – according to results of a study conducted in 2012, published in the Canadian magazine called Cardiology. With time, the saturated fat in red meat increases the level of harmful cholesterol. The good side of red meat is that it contains a large amount of iron, vitamin B12 and zinc, which strengthen the immune system.

Blood sugar:

Refined carbohydrates in hamburgers are digested quickly and cause an increase in blood sugar. Long term this can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Bones and muscles:

Red meat is rich in protein, provides instant energy and help in building the muscles and bones.

Body weight:

Fast food is extremely high in calories. With time, excess calories can lead to obesity, which causes an increased risk in a number of diseases.

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