The Battle Between Junk Food And Health

So what is junk food anyway?

According to the definition, any food item that has low nutritive value as per the Food Standards Academy and deemed unhealthy by the non-eaters is termed as Junk Food. The term was coined by the Center for Science director, Michael Jacobson, in 1972. Since then, the term has been commonly used.

Basically, the most common components of “junk food” are fats, sugars and all things that make you fat and do not contain proteins or vitamins or fibers for that matter, so here label reading is definitely a must. I get a real kick when the promoters in the supermarkets go ‘disappeared’ whenever they see me reading the labels.

Then why is junk food so popular and why are there rows and rows of them in the supermarkets? Even sometimes I couldn’t resist it, what with all those eye-catching packaging….so do watch out for the so-called ‘good buys’. Its a deafening no-no of course!

#1. The taste is impeccable, as nothing beats it. Although, the non-junk-food is nutritive but it may necessarily not stir your sense of taste however, the “junk food” is bound to instigate euphoria.

#2. The price is compatible with the pocket money for most of the kids and the teenagers who frequent the joints and it also is a great buy to makeup for the shortage of time.

#3. The ease at which it is available. Wherever you go, whenever you go, you are bound to find a place that caters to your taste for the junk food and where you can eat all the junk food that you want.

#4. It is easy to produce and is a cheap investment for the producers and the investors. It also turns out to be a great investment for it has a long shelf life and in some cases may not even require refrigeration and the taste and the variety further strengthen the motion.

Ok, now for the cons…

#1. Although, the taste is impeccable and does stir the senses of taste a great deal, but the feeling of euphoria comes at a great price. The person pays, besides the money, in terms for their precious health.

#2. The health hazards related to junk food are diabetes milletus (Type 2 diabetes), obesity, dental cavities, and the most dangerous, heart diseases like high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and many more.

#3. The major reason behind the hazards is the ingredients, the same ingredients gives the junk food their delicious yummy taste.

#4. One must keep in mind that there is nothing called as a free lunch and nothing, absolutely nothing, called as the perfect and healthy junk food.

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