Have you ever wondered what does the term “junk” mean? Junk refers to a collection of miscellaneous items of little value or waste materials. Well, “junk food” is any high caloric food that provides a lot of fat, cholesterol, sodium or sugar with little or no nutrients; meaning any food of low nutritional value. Examples of such foods include: fried fast foods and salted snack foods such as potato chips, sweets such as ice cream, candy, donuts, sugary carbonated beverages, and many others.
Junk foods are usually offered anytime and everywhere at very low cost, especially in malls, supermarkets and cinemas. However keep in mind that those fast foods help you save time and money, at the expense of your health. If not consumed in moderation; they can lead to the following health risks: