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Why Is Junk Food Called 'junk'?

What Really Is Junk Food?

In fact, eat some junk food that has zero fat, and 50 percent of it can turn to stored body fat. And as most people know, junk food is a primary cause of the worldwide overfat epidemic that’s affecting the full spectrum of individuals, from the po...

What Is Junk Food?

In a speech at the World Health Organization's annual summit, Olivier De Schutter, the U.N.'s Special Rapporteur, stirred up some controversy by stating how problematic the world's obsession with junk food has become. His exact words: As such, he ...

Where Did Junk Food Come From?

"Junk food" is a term we use to describe snack foods that and full of calories and sugar and/or fat but has little to no nutritional value (yes, we are talking about that bag of chips you probably have open on your desk right now) — baked goods, c...

How Fast Food Works

Restaurants have been around in some form for most of human civilization. But they usually catered to travelers. As far back as ancient Greece and Rome, inns and taverns generally served food to people who had a reason to be away from home. This t...

Which Food Are Called Junk Food?

The photo has some foods in it that are good for you, tomatoes are an important part of a healthy diet. Cooked tomato is even healthier than raw which is unusual as most vegetables and fruit are better for you uncooked. If it is a pizza in the pic...

How To Differentiate Between Junk & Healthy Food

You don't need to totally avoid junk food, but eating too much of it makes meeting your daily nutrient requirements less likely and experiencing weight gain and adverse health effects more likely. So, you should know how to tell the difference bet...

15 "Health Foods" That Are Really Junk Foods In Disguise

Some of the world's unhealthiest foods are often mistakenly believed to be healthy. Here are 15 "health foods" that are really junk foods in disguise.

Junk Food: Facts And Health Effects

For years, junk food has been taking the world by storm, with their attractive colours, tickling the taste buds, irresistible to the young and old alike, with their wonderful array of varieties and flavour. However, these foods filled with empty c...

Junk Food Fitness Experts Won’T Eat

Take a look inside any gym and it’s clear that every exerciser falls into one of two categories: endorphin junkies who love every mile and clock watchers who can’t wait to throw in the towel. If we had to put money on it, those in the former group...

What Constitutes ‘Junk Food,’ Exactly?

While most of us can agree that Taco Bell Chalupas and most varieties of cheesy poofs qualify as junk food, what about those supermarket items that occupy a gray area, not obviously horrible for you or your children, but not exactly good for you e...

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Difference Between Fast Food, Junk Food, And Street Food

Fast food companies spend billions of dollars on advertisement that mainly target teenagers and young children. Parents, particularly those of low economic status, welcome the ability to purchase very inexpensive food. Folks who do not have the ti...

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Why Is Junk Food Called 'junk'?

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How did the term 'junk' originate? And what classifies as junk food? We try exploring