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  Junk food - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Junk food nevertheless remains popular because it is relatively cheap to manufacture, easy to purchase, is convenient to consume, and has a lot of flavor because of its typically high fat, sodium, or sugar content.
Junk food also may contain numerous food additives, which are used to enhance flavor, adjust texture, alter color, and prevent spoilage.
Since junk food is high in fats and sugars, it is a leading cause of obesity, dental cavities, increasing cases of Type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, etc. They are very low on proteins, vitamins, and fibre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Junk_food   (545 words)

 Junk Food
These foods tend to be energy dense and low in nutrients – thus the well known term ‘junk’ food.
Fast foods are not devoid of nutrients, but it is not the best way to obtain these nutrients because of the large amounts of fat and sodium that come with it.
Foods which are deep fried absorb less oil than foods which are shallow fried, and there is some evidence that less oil is absorbed if the oil used is extra virgin olive oil.
www.healthyeatingclub.com /info/articles/diets-foods/junkfood.htm   (509 words)

 ..:: Junk Food and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An African that east white folks junk food is out of circadian rhythm and out of their culture and out of their minds(dysfunctional).
Junk food causes a biochemical stress reaction in the body resulting in diseases of the reproductive organs, lungs, circulation, digestive system (ie, diabetes), colon cancer and weak immunity.
Junk food alters the circadian rhythm and hampers or destroys the ability to be Black.
www.daghettotymz.com /rkyvz/articles/junkfood/junkfood.html   (922 words)

 Junk food
Food additives in junk foods generally prolong shelf life or enhance colour, flavour or texture.
Junk foods may have higher levels of fat, salt and sugar, but they still contain nutrients and can be considered a small part of a healthy diet.
Junk foods such as fast foods, lollies and chips are typically high in fat, salt or sugar.
www.disability.vic.gov.au /dsonline/dsarticles.nsf/pages/Junk_food?OpenDocument   (832 words)

 The Nutrition of Processed and Junk Food   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Junk food is food that has been processed to the extreme.
Food tastes are more a function of what we are used to eating, then they are an innate property of the foods that we eat.
Junk food, thus, should be viewed as food that has been processed to the extreme.
naturalhealthperspective.com /food/processedfood.html   (893 words)

 Junk Food - Ask the Dietitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Junk food is a slang word for foods with limited nutritional value.
Salted snack foods, candy, gum, most sweet desserts, fried fast food and carbonated beverages are some of the major junk foods.
For every five grams of fat in a serving of a food, you are eating the equivalent of one teaspoon of fat.
www.dietitian.com /junkfood.html   (636 words)

 Food to have sometimes
If these foods regularly replace more nutritious and healthy foods in your diet, you are likely to become overweight and may develop vitamin and mineral deficiencies and other health problems.
The foods sold by popular fast food and takeaway outlets, including fried chicken, hamburgers and hot chips (fries), are often high in saturated fats.
Food additives in junk foods are generally used to prolong shelf life or to enhance colour, flavour or texture.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Food_to_have_sometimes?open   (997 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | Is junk food a myth?
There are some who challenge the definition "junk food", and claim that the phrase is used as a moral judgement on certain people's lifestyles rather than as a strictly scientific category.
The origin of the term 'junk food' was used to describe food that is low in nutritional value, but high in low-cost fillers, such as fats and sugars.
The food that constitutes one of the main meals of the day and is supposed to sustain them through the rest of the day equates the pay of a teacher for only a couple of minutes.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/4304118.stm   (3621 words)

 New study targets 'junk' food adverts
The food and soft drinks industry has come under increasing consumer and political pressure to reduce the promotions and marketing of junk food to children, whether at home or at school.
"Junk" is the general term used for food that is described as nutritionally deficient and high in calories.
Overall about 78 per cent of the food advertised during TV programmes watched by young children is junk food, with publicity for candy, sweets and soft drinks making up 44 per cent of the total.
www.nutraingredients-usa.com /news/news-ng.asp?n=62150-junk-food-tv-advertisements   (680 words)

 Accidental Hedonist - Junk Food - Myth or Reality?
Within the article, Vincent Marks stated that Junk food is an oxymoron, and that the term has been developed as a blanket statement for one to state their disapproval over a variety of food products.
Food is easy to define - an edible series or combinations of sugars, proteins and carbohydrates that provide some measure of nutrients to help sustain life.
Fois gras, as mentioned in the article, is not junk food (even though it's at least as gross as any junk food around) because it doesn't lend itself to abuse (binging, overeating) among most of the population.
accidentalhedonist.com /index.php/2005/10/11/junk_food_myth_or_reality   (2300 words)

 Junk food chic - The Boston Globe
She wants her desserts to ''make people feel nostalgic and think of their childhood.'' Creamsicles were a favorite of hers, and she's put a version on the menu ($8), although it didn't resemble any Creamsicle I've ever had - it wasn't orange, and I don't remember the treats of yesteryear being infused with Midori liquor.
781-891-9000) has an ice cream version of the s'more, that classic campfire dessert food of molten marshmallows and chocolate chunks, served between graham crackers and usually accompanied by bits of bark (from the stick you charred your 'mallows on) and various campfire detritus.
Sometimes favorite foods can't be replicated or replaced, but that's not the case here.
www.boston.com /ae/food/restaurants/articles/2005/08/25/junk_food_chic   (825 words)

 Prevention Institute: Is Junk Food the Next Tobacco?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And while lawyers are likely to claim that junk food has an addictive quality similar to nicotine, the scientific evidence isn't there yet.
Similarly, food companies are likely to use nutrition labeling as examples of "full disclosure" to insulate them from liability.
As a result, local school districts are beginning to restrict junk foods such as sodas and candy.
www.preventioninstitute.org /junkfood.html   (818 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | The junk food smugglers
She claims that three boys in her year are selling junk food to fellow pupils.
School governors who continue to allow such food once the ban comes into force will, she said, be "open to the same sanctions as anyone else who breaks the law".
The kids aren't just choosing to eat junk food - they are choosing to avoid or add to a diet which they feel is boring and/or restrictive.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/4987966.stm   (1902 words)

 Junk food
The real reason is that junk food is an effective method of industrial waste disposal.
Next time you pay for junk food, just remember that it will be paid in two installments: first in cash, then in health.
Complaining that one doesn't have time to cook fresh foods is a poor excuse, especially if the time saved by eating junk food is spent watching TV.
www.vaccinetruth.org /junk_food.htm   (321 words)

 Junk food
Junk food is lollies, soft drink, potato chips, hot chips, ice cream, and hamburgers, hot dogs and other kinds of take away food.
Junk foods such as hamburgers, pizza, fried chicken and chips usually contain loads of saturated fats.
Junk food does have some of the good things that the body needs for good health.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/junkfood.htm   (301 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Food
As of September 2006, school cafeterias in the U.K. will no longer be able to sell hot dogs, pop and other junk food, if a plan by the country's education secretary goes ahead.
Foods high in fat, sugar and salt –; such as processed meats, candy, chocolate and salty snacks – would be out and fruits, vegetables and fish would be in.
In October 2005, New Brunswick immediately banned junk food from elementary school cafeterias, vending machines, canteens and fundraising schemes.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/food/junkfood_schools.html   (644 words)

 Spiritual Junk Food (Forerunner Commentary) :: Bible Tools
The "food" in Isaiah 55 and the "oil" in Matthew 25 can be bought only by means of the dedication and commitment of one's life in submission to Christ.
Sin is somewhat like junk food: It may "taste" good to the senses for a while, but before it is through, it will come back and harm us with its destructive properties.
Junk food may taste good going down, but all the while, it is depriving the body of life-giving nutrients it needs to be truly strong.
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/1996/Spiritual-Junk-Food.htm   (1625 words)

 Junk Food Pictures from Fabfoodpix.com
Junk Food Pictures - fabfoodpix are leading suppliers of quality food photography.
Junk food pictures are provided by fabfoodpix.com to leading design groups, publishers, advertising agencies and the food and catering industry.
Whether for use on a book cover, menu design, food packaging, or even fleet vehicle livery, our clients expect the very best and by specialising only in food photography we ensure that our service exceeds their expectations.
www.fabfoodpix.com /info/junk-food-pictures.html   (373 words)

 Junk food in, junk behaviour out - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Junk foods are deficient in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that tend to boost brain power.
The study observed a 25 per cent reduction in criminal and anti-social behaviour in inmates who were given nutritional foods to eat.
In Jamaica, it is sad to see adults eating processed foods as a large part of their diets.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20060617T020000-0500_107148_OBS_JUNK_FOOD_IN__JUNK_BEHAVIOUR_OUT_.asp   (384 words)

 CBC Marketplace: Junk Food Addiction
Food manufacturers have been providing nutrition information on their packages since the early 1980's when they appealed to government to allow labels on food products for the benefit of consumers.
The food manufacturing industry is very supportive of Health Canada's recent proposal to introduce an expanded list of core nutrients on nutrition labels, as well as diet-related health claims and nutrient content claims.
The food manufacturing industry is currently working with Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Diabetes Association to develop an educational program, which will teach consumers how to interpret and apply nutrition information on packaged foods.
www.cbc.ca /consumers/market/files/food/junkfood_addiction/statement.html   (893 words)

 Word! Junk Food
People use the term junk food to describe a food that has few of the nutrients your body needs, and a lot of fat, sugar and salt, which your body can easily get too much of.
Potato chips, candy, and soft drinks are often considered junk food.
If you like these snack foods, the trick is to eat them in small portions so that you still get the nutrients you need each day.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/word/j/word_junk_food.html   (102 words)

 Attack of the Junk Food Giant
These days, junk food is ubiquitous, portions are mammoth, and companies are marketing their products to children.
With approximately 844,000 fast food eateries nationwide, up from 491,000 in 1972, it's clear more people are craving convenience and value.
The article above was excerpted from "Attack of the Junk Food Giant: Giving children and teens a taste for nutrition in an age of super size portions and junk food," which appeared in the October 2001 issue of "Our Children" magazine.
www.ctpta.org /parenting/junkfood.htm   (266 words)

 Junk Food vs. Healthy Nutrition For Children - Healthy Kids and Pediatrics - health and medical information produced by ...
It is best to start training children about foods as soon as they can talk since they are most influenced by their families during the preschool years.
Although it's a myth that children become hyperactive by eating too much sugar, sugary food is still bad for oral health, can be stored as fat, and aggravates diabetes, says Rees.
Once children reach age 10 or 12, it is very difficult to change their habits or coerce them into eating healthier foods.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9522   (708 words)

 Junk food marketers target kids with dirty tricks
Snack food advertisers should be banned from targeting children with underhand advertising campaigns that parents are oblivious to, says a new report.
has revealed marketing devices used to persuade children to demand high-fat high-sugar junk foods are undermining their parents' efforts to curb fat, sugar and salt consumption.
From branded playgrounds to celebrity endorsements, food manufacturers are taking advantage of the government's discretionary marketing code of conduct, ahead of possible legislation that may be introduced in 2007.
foodnavigator-usa.com /news/ng.asp?n=65451-junk-food-mcdonalds-pepsi   (810 words)

 AlterNet: EnviroHealth: Our Junk Food Nation
I can't say some people *aren't* addicted to bad food, because I don't have their bodies, and it might be as stupid as people saying cocaine isn't addictive because they didn't have trouble giving it up.
Junk food is cheap and easy compared to quality raw materials (fresh veggies, organic meat, milk, fruit).
When I was a kid our food didn't contain the chemicals that are added to many of the foods today, which not only cause people to over eat and gain weight, but that are also causing many of health problems or new diseases we are facing today.
www.alternet.org /envirohealth/24157   (4826 words)

 WI campaigns for junk food adverts ban - Food Business Review
The UK's Women's Institute (WI) is the latest association to come out in favor of a ban on junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed on television, and is orchestrating a campaign amongst its 215,000 members to lobby communications regulator Ofcom and MPs.
The broadcast regulator has already dismissed a blanket ban on junk food - food or drink high in fat, sugar and salt - before 9pm after concluding that the measure would be disproportionate.
The estimated cost to broadcasters forced to exclude junk food advertising would be in the region of GBP120-GBP200 million a year, according to Ofcom.
www.food-business-review.com /article_news.asp?guid=398A7700-8E85-4BF8-AF72-93D8A7BD81BE   (417 words)

 AMDF: American Macular Degeneration Foundation - Junk Food
study published in the August 2001 issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology suggests that junk food may be bad for your eyesight.
Vegetable, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, along with linoleic acid, are the types of fat that put junk food enthusiasts at higher risk for the eye disease.
The foods that contain these fats are highly-processed, store-bought junk foods.
www.macular.org /junkfood.html   (140 words)

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