These times is ruled by fast food shops and demand for these kind of food is highest by the youth of the society. The reason could be late working hours, laziness, and change in taste preferences. The growing popularity of fried and unhealthy food is remarkable. The reason why some foods are called junk is that they contain a high value of fats and carbohydrates which exceeds the limited in the balanced diet. Studies observe that the combination of sugar and fat is more commonly associated with addictive symptoms — such as withdrawal or loss of control over consumption — than sugar alone.

Its excess consumption can also cause heart problems, obesity and long time illness. But doctors say that completely neglecting junk food can cause a decrease in energy level. Eating your favorite treats in moderation can help you stick to your diet (especially long term), enjoy holidays and other special events, and avoid unhealthy preoccupations with food. Besides, completely abstaining from junk food is not sustainable, enjoyable, or worthwhile for your health.

How should you really avoid junk food? According to Dr. Sharma, the red flags that you should look out for and avoid bringing home include trans-fats, refined grains, salt and high fructose corn syrup. Avoid foods that say corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated, fractional, or hydrogenated on their label. Ask yourself the amount of calories you consume in a day and you will now how much to eat.

As Tufts University Health & Nutrition’s scholarly journal article “Junk food, or junky food choices?” stated, for every bit of junk food we consume there is a small amount of nutrients that we consume along with the junk food. For example, vitamins A, B6, Bi2, C, folate, calcium, protein, and iron. These important nutrition elements are actually in the junk food, a source of food that people believe to be harmful.

Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.  -Jeanette Jenkins

There are those people who can eat one piece of chocolate, one piece of cake, drink one glass of wine. There are even people who smoke one or two cigarettes a week. And then there are people for whom one of anything is not even an option. Understand the difference.

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