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What is Junk Food?

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Asked by He She, 22 Jan '08 02:13 pm
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when eat the food at street hawkerszone.
Answered by mayuresh joshi, 22 Jan '08 02:14 pm

 
  
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Quickly prepared food which is of high fat or sugar content and often prepared in heavy oils and fats. Initially tasty but not very healthy.
Answered by Janis, 22 Jan '08 05:57 pm

 
  
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food with lots of fats.....
Answered by desi, 22 Jan '08 02:15 pm

 
  
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Junk food is a term describing food that is perceived to be unhealthy and/or having poor nutritional value, according to the Food Standards Agency (UK). The term is believed to have been coined by Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in 1972. The term has since become common usage.
Junk food contains high levels of saturated fat, salt, or sugar and numerous food additives such as monosodium glutamate and tartrazine; at the same time, it is lacking in proteins, vitamins and fibre, among others. It is popular with suppliers because it is relatively cheap to manufacture, has a long shelf life and may not require refrigeration. It is popular with consumers because it is easy to purchase, requires little or no preparation, is convenient to consume and has lots of flavor. Consumption of junk food is associated with obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and dental cavities. There is also concern about the targeting of marketing to children.
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Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 22 Jan '08 02:17 pm

 
  
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