How Desert Foods Affect Health

Various studies show that diet is essential for the determination of better health outcomes. Moreover, improper diet can lead the person towards chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and more. Especially, desert foods are known to be responsible for student health outcomes that are totally dependent on packaged food. If I talk about the nutrition-related to desert food, they are not so promising. They even cause diet-associated illnesses. When sugar combined with butter, flour, and fat can really form a diabetes cake.

Studies show that foods based on sugar increase the risk of obesity which can lead to type 2 diabetes.  So, yes if you are likely to have dessert every night, it can really push up the sugar level in the body. If you ask us if eating dessert food is good for health or not, it might end up always in a gray area, but I still think that it has more effects on health. Let’s discuss how desert foods affect health.

Impacts of Desert Food on Health

People who basically include more dessert food in their everyday diet have limited access to healthful and affordable foods. The lack of a proper diet is directly linked to poor dieting systems with a lot of unhealthful fats, sodium, and sugar. All the unhealthy content specifically sugar increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure.

Below mentioned are some of the common health effects:

  • More obesity
  • Increased risk of diabetes
  • Over-weight conditions specifically in teenagers and children

If I talk more deeply, obesity is the major health concern related to food deserts. Since an unhealthy diet is directly related to weight gain, lethargy which leads to obesity. Prolonged obesity and improper dieting system can lead to chronic health issues like heart disease, diabetes, strokes.

Moreover, obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of:

  • Preeclampsia
  • Birth defects
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Miscarriage

Excessive weight, obesity, and improper diet can lead to:

  • Cancer
  • Heart stroke
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Premature death

The above-mentioned health impacts can be observed in children and adults too. Apart from obesity, desert foods have various health effects on children such as the ability to grow. The development of the brain and body can be really impacted by the high consumption of desert foods. Since the children quickly grow during the age, they require key ingredients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and other essentials. Lack of all the essentials can build various difficulties like:

  • Weak immune system
  • Impaired bones
  • Stunted growth
  • Malnutrition
  • Slow development of the brain
  • Difficulty in focusing and other mental health-related issues

Moving ahead from the impaired growth of children, babies (infants) born though females at risk of chronic diseases and obesity have a higher risk of birth nutrition. Various studies show that unhealthy eating habits (more desert foods) can have severe and chronic consequences on the health of both mother and infant. This situation specifically happens in the area where proper diet food is not easily accessible and affordable.

Furthermore, food deserts can cause risk towards food allergies and dietary restrictions. It has been recorded that around 15 million people in the US have food allergies which are almost life-threatening. Low education and income are also related to obesity specifically in the context of food deserts.

The science behind the Excessive Consumption of Desert Foods

The consumption of processed food items like fruits drinks, cookies, cakes, candies, yogurts is extensively sugared with processed sugar which takes time to digest in the body and results in the excessive collection of fats inside the body. Meanwhile, the consumption of natural foods with natural sugar does not harm the body because the sugar is not processed and made up of natural substances that are easy to digest and does no harm to the body.

How to avoid health concerns related to food deserts

Increasing health concerns related to food deserts is now under the radar of various public health departments working all together to allegedly make strategies and policies to implement and food services that are easily accessible and affordable. However, to prevent yourself and your family from such health concerns, below-mentioned are some of the strategies which can be adapted or introduced to your local public health provider system:

  • Development of more community gardens
  • Establishment of more local markets which includes fruits, vegetables, and other essential foods.
  • Improvement of public transportation to established markets at affordable prices.
  • Development more affordable healthy part is the only solution in the areas where essential food is not easily accessible and affordable.

What can be personally done to avoid health concerns

  1. Proper diet intake which includes vegetables, fruits, eggs, fishes is an essential thing to do on a personal level.
  2. Less consumption of sugar will take care of your obesity, diabetes, and other risks.
  3. You can practice exercise or yoga to keep up with the health and proper working of your body and mind.
  4. You can also make daily planner and track your sugar consumption to not fall into the category of obesity and other chronic diseases.
  5. Try to consume the sugar content in more natural form like in fruits, juices, and vegetables. To put in a nutshell, go natural and avoid processed sugar and candies.


From this article, we have concluded that we should always opt for natural diet options instead of processed foods with processed sugars. Even if you have a sugar tooth, you must control the cravings to avoid the health impacts.

I hope this blog helps you to understand the health concerns related to health.

Thanks for reading!

Author Bio:

I am Sophia Kailea professional writer who currently writing about mental health, fitness, healthy food, and more for calmsage. she wanted to share her knowledge with the peoples.

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