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Junk Food over Healthy Food

Junk Food over Healthy Food

The term "junk" refers to something that we wouldn't want or garbage. The point as to why junk food is called as such is because these junk foods are processed foods that offer little to no nutritional value.

The four reasons why people choose junk food over healthy foods are because of its:

  • Availability
  • Convenience
  • Cost
  • Flavor.

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MORE IDEAS FROM 4 Reasons People Choose Junk Food Over Healthy Food | Livestrong.com

Junk Food's Affordability

Both junk food and fast food are much cheaper than healthy foods. In fact, it costs three times as much to have and maintain a healthful diet compared to a junk-filled diet.

It's not unreasonable why people would then choose to eat junk instead of healthy food because the cost is a massic component that most of us cannot afford to overlook.

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We cannot deny the fact that junk food is tasty. However, they are high in sodium and sugar, and that's really not good for you.

Junk food can cause digestive problems, skin and weight problems. In excess, it may cause obesity and other related diseases. If junk food is consumed only on occasion in an otherwise healthy diet, it's not likely to have much negative impact on your health.

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We see junk food in every store and fast food places in almost every corner of the city. Regardless of the individual item, both junk food and fast food products are generally easy to grab and bring with you.

The ease of storage and the rapid production of junk foods are major reasons why so many people eat junk food. The combination of availability and convenience is dangerous.

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How craving are stimulated artificially
  • Salivary response: the more a food causes you to salivate, the more it will cover your taste buds.
  • Rapid food meltdown: this tells your brain that you’re not full, even though you’re eating a lot of calories.
  • Calorie density. junk foods are designed to convince your brain that it is getting nutrition, but to not fill you up.
  • Memories of past eating experiences: When you eat something tasty, your brain registers that feeling and will bring it up in the future.

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How To Fit Healthy Eating Into Your Day

The key points to remember when you are trying to fit healthy eating into your day;

  • Plan and prepare your food in advance. It stops you making bad decisions when you are running between meetings.
  • Block out periods in your day to give you a natural break to eat. 
  • Eat at the same times each day to create a positive habit.

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Ultra-processed foods like white bread, cereal, chips, and wafers are remarkably common, convenient, affordable, extremely profitable for the makers, come in strong flavors and are aggressively marketed.

These 'ultra-processed' foods are low on essential nutrients while being high in sugar, salt and oils. The base ingredients which are used to 'engineer' these foods (cheap vegetable oils, sugar, flour) are already refined.

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