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Medical Moment: Giving up fast food

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 5:46 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Fast food.

It’s been a staple of American life since the first white castle opened its doors in 1921.

But now with over 200,000 fast food companies and a new option at every corner, fast food is quickly super-sizing Americans.

The CDC reports that over a third of all Americans eat fast food on any given day.

We all know it’s not the best option for our health, but Martie Salt has some surprising side effects of what could happen if you gave up fast food.

Researchers warn that giving up fast food can also cause withdrawals marked by irritability, mood swings and cravings—and say that these symptoms should diminish over time as fast food is phased out.

However, the good news is that as your gut microbes change with your diet, you’ll start to desire more natural, whole foods, too!

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