What happens to our brain when we eat junk food?
When we eat junk food our brains reward centre fires releasing dopamine, but the brain can be overwhelmed by the pressure, which adapts extra dopamine receptors meaning that the brain is telling you to eat more food to get the same kick.
How does junk food impact developing teens?
Teen year is a time of growth when teens need more calories during this time than they would in their lives. Teens who eat junk food like soda, chips, candy, and fast food will meet there calories needed themselves. Loading on junk food can affect teen’s weight, nutritional intake and health.