Junk Food vs. Unhealthy Food What do you think the difference is between junk food and just plain unhealthy food?
Video Junk Food
What is defined as junk food? Food that has low nutritional value, typically produced in the form of packaged snacks needing little or no preparation.
Like what? Chips Candy Soda Basically anything that has been overly processed to where there is no healthy nutritional value
McDonald's Chicken Nuggets
19 ingredients There are 19 ingredients in your McDonalds french fries! Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*, Citric Acid [Preservative], Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (Maintain Color), Salt. Prepared in Vegetable Oil: Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil with TBHQ and Citric Acid added to preserve freshness. Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent. Contains: Wheat and Milk. *Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients.
Dextrose is a natural form of sugar that helps give the fries their perfect golden color. Sodium acid pyrophosphate is added to keep the potatoes from turning gray after freezing and before they are cooked at the restaurant. Citric acid is added to preserve the freshness of the oil. Dimethylpolysiloxane is also added to reduce foaming and oil splattering. TBHQ is an antioxidant that acts as a preservative, allowing the oil to remain fresh from the supplier all the way to the restaurant.
Top Obesity-Causing Foods White bread (overly refined flour so no nutrients left)
White Bread History White bread came around when the rich could afford to pay for higher-refined flour Royalty eating white breadPeasants eating less-refined bread
Top Obesity Causing Foods White bread (overly refined flour so no nutrients left) Commercial cereals (again, overly refined and way too much sugar) Soda (diet, lowfat, zero carb, all of it!)