JUNK FOOD

Pre-prepared or packaged food that has low nutritional value

  • There are more than 3,000,000 cases of childhood obesity.
  • This extremely important volume explores how the fast food industry tries to alter perceptions in the marketing of junk food.
  • The potentially addictive nature of junk food, and the health impact of certain foods, such as soft drinks.

Why are junk foods bad for you?

  • Frequent consumption of junk food increases the intake of excess fat, simple carbohydrates, and processed sugar which may lead to a higher risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases among other chronic health problems.
  • The resulting obesity may begin clogging up the arteries and lay the basis of an impending heart attack