5 junk food facts

Junk food facts

Fact 1:Junk food is typically defined as foods with little nutritional value that are high in calories, fat, sugar, salt, or caffeine.

Fact 2:The term “junk food” was initially used in the 1960s but was popularized during the following decade when the song “Junk Food Junkie” reached the top of the charts in 1976.

Fact 3:The increase of junk food is directly associated with the increase in obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, certain cancers, tooth decay, and other diseases.

Fact 4:Fats from junk food trigger the brain to want more food. This effect can last for several days

Fact 5:Almost 80% of food commercials aired on Saturday morning children shows are for junk food.

Piles and piles of junk food

The results of eating so much junk food.