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Junk Foods

By: Jeyaraj | Nov 10, 2008 | 666 words | 5056 views
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Junk food--every one knowingly or unknowingly consuming junk food as diet often.
By the way, what is Junk food ?
Junk food is an informal term applied to some foods with little or no nutritional value, or to products with nutritional value but which also have ingredients considered unhealthy when regularly eaten, or to those considered unhealthy to consume at all.Factors contributing to labeling as junk food are high levels of refined sugar, white flour, trans fat and saturated fat, salt, and additives such as preservatives and coloring agents. Others include lack of proteins, vitamins, fiber and other nutrients for a healthy diet.

From the above it is clear that junk food has no health value in whatsoever manner and it is a waste of money only. A healthy diet should always include protein, vitamin, fiber and other nutrients which are not at all available in any junk food.

A large number of leading organizations are engaged in the manufacture of junk foods and many have a passion to eat these types of junk foods. The list of junk foods is very exhaustive and the list would include foods that are high in salt, sugar, fat or calories and low nutrient content.Salted snack foods, candy, gum, most sweet desserts, fried fast food and carbonated beverages are some of the major junk foods. Generally, they offer little in terms of protein, vitamins or minerals and lots of calories from sugar or fat. The term "empty calories" reflects the lack of nutrients.

Some of the important junk foods are Beef Burgers, Potato Chips, Coco Cola, fried fingers.

By spending lot of money we are  purchasing lot of diseases.  The life is to live happily and not to eat in a ridiculous way to have a unhealthy life style.  Having a good health is worth of thousand million dollars and if you lose wealth you can regain but health is not like that. 

Parents should be more conscious in selecting the diets for their children and should avoid completely the junk foods, which may not have any health value to their children.  Children should be discouraged by explaining the ill health value of junk foods.

Obesity and gaining weight are the major causes of eating junk foods.  By allowing our children to eat junk foods, we are allowing a society to grow with obesity only. The children will feel bad about their health once they grow and will surely blame their parent for not having properly fed them.


Everyone tries to lose weight after gaining so much of weight by eating junk foods and fatty foods.  Teachers should also play a role in explaining the bad effects of eating junk foods so that the student community will have more awareness about the junk foods. Most of us are much attracted towards the junk foods of various varieties for its tastiness and unaware of their values we are eating and should set our mind to avoid junk foods by not purchasing from the stores and storing in our houses.

Economy also plays a role in curbing us from purchasing nutrient-rich vegetable filled salad with meat and we are forced to purchase a fatty meal from the Mc Donald. Price war should be kept apart and making good food with calorific value should be prepared at home instead going to KFC or McDonald. Eating junk foods once in a while will not have any adverse effects in your body or health. But regular consumption of junk foods will surely put you and your family in trouble.

Those who are interested in losing weight and maintain a good  weight should not touch the junk foods in any form and should eat good diets having calorific value. Eating lot of fresh vegetables and fruits is very healthy when compared to these type of junk foods.


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