WHAT IS JUNK FOOD..
Junk food is an informal term applied to some foods
that are perceived to have little or no nutritional value,
i.e. containing "empty calories" to products with
nutritional value, but also have ingredients considered unhealthy when regularly eaten; or to those considered unhealthy to consume at all. Michael Jacobson aptly
coins the phrase junk food in 1972.
Junk foods are typically ready-to-eat and have no
Junk foods include salted snack foods like chips (crisps),
candy, gum, most sweet desserts, fried fast food and
carbonated beverages (sodas) as well as alcoholic
beverages. The soft drink, potato chips, hot chips,
ice cream, and hamburgers,hot dogs are called
junk food. Junk food refers to fast foods which are
easy to make and easy to consume.
They are zero in nutritional value. The taste is the
most attractive feature in junk foods but have ill effect
on one’s health. Junk food addiction is so high because
of its simplicity and if time constraint is one reason that
pushes you to eating junk food.
Coming to Indian junk food, locally called ‘chaat’,
these mostly include the very famous samosas, kachoris, panipuris/golgappas and patties. These are fried items
with various fillings within an outer layer made of
In India, even Chinese food sold in road-side stalls
is junk food because they contain high amount of
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG).
Motto of life :
Eat lots of fresh foods, healthy foods most of the time.
Comfort foods may involve foods that have a
nostalgic element either to an individual.
They are foods consumed to achieve some level of
improved emotional status, whether to relieve negative psychological affect or to increase positive feeling.
Convenience food, or tertiary processed food, is
commercially prepared food designed for ease of
Fast food means is the term given to food that can
be prepared and served very quickly.
While any meal with low preparation time can be
considered to be fast food.
A snack food is a portion of food often smaller
than that of the regular meal and it is the in between food .