Junk Food

Simple Ways to Kick Your Junk Food Cravings and Eat Healthier

  • Quitting junk food isn’t something you can accomplish overnight.
  • Start by cutting out one food or drink that makes you feel out of control.
  • Set an alarm or establish a replacement behavior to get ahead of your regular cravings.

Most processed foods are designed to be addictive — even more so than drugs and alcohol in some cases, award-winning journalist Michael Moss explains in his latest book, “Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions.”

In “Hooked,” Moss unpacks the insidious ways food companies play to our most basic urges surrounding what

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A detailed look into what is junk food and why is it bad for you?


Junk food is bad for you – we have been told ad nauseam. Yet it makes up more than 50 per cent of the diet of most people living in developed countries.

But what is junk food and why it is bad for you?

Curtin University nutritionist, Clare Keating, says junk food is ultra-processed foods with low nutritional value. 

“These foods don’t provide us with many benefits in terms of nutrition; foods that are high in sugar, salt and saturated fat are all undesirable. We should choose foods that have less than 3g of saturated fat and less than 15g

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Pelham’s Delta Blues provides allergen-sensitive ‘Carn-Evil’ event – Shelby County Reporter

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer

PELHAM – Those with specific allergies will be able to take part in Halloween festivities worry free this year. Delta Blues in Pelham is hosting a “Carn-Evil Fest” on Halloween night that offers everyone’s favorite carnival junk foods without the top eight allergies.

Pelham resident Fawn Freis owns Delta Blues with her husband. Freis has Celiac disease, and she said as a lover of junk food, having to miss out on her favorite concession stand treats has always been a bummer.

“When we go to the fair or the football game or whatever, I

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Stress, improper sleep, junk food main reasons for premature hair greying: Doctors

Srinagar, Oct 20: Taking extra stress, not sleeping on time, taking a lot of junk and processed food can all contribute to premature greying of hair among youngsters, valley-based doctors said.

Earlier, greying of hair was seen mainly in elderly people. But now embracing early or premature greying is commonly seen among youngsters, teenagers and even in children in the Valley.

“Habits of youngsters like sleeping during the day, staying awake at night, consuming a lot of junk food and being in stressful jobs are the reasons for premature hair greying of hair,” doctors said.

Dr Abrar Wani, a senior

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Quitting smoking leads to people eating more junk food, Study Finds

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(StudyFinds.org) – Quitting smoking is no easy feat, especially when nicotine withdrawal kicks in. Now, a new study finds one of the immediate side-effects of giving up cigarettes is a craving for junk food. Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School say they’ve discovered a brain link between a person’s addiction to nicotine and poor eating habits.

The study points to the opioid system — the brain functions which regulate both addiction and appetite — being responsible for smokers seeking out high-calorie foods when they’re suffering from nicotine withdrawal. It’s a vicious cycle for people trying to

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These 8 Tips Can Help You Control Your Junk Food Cravings

Junk food cravings not only disrupt your diet routine but also loads the body with excessive calories. From keeping the body hydrated to storing only healthy options at home, check out 8 tips to keep your hunger pangs in check.

Despite having a complete meal, we might have sudden cravings for calorie-loaded food, mainly unhealthy. The cravings are quite common and are mostly due to mood swings, stress, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, or nutritional deficiency. The sight, memory, smell, or even a picture would be enough to trigger junk food cravings. Such urges not only disrupt your diet routine but also

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Effects of junk foods on youngsters

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October 03, 2021 15:24:51

College student Mehedi Hasan (pseudonym) was scrolling the newsfeed on Facebook at 10:00pm. Suddenly, he saw the latest video of some famous food vloggers of Bangladesh. They took the challenge to finish a burger weighed 3 kg. With proper calculation, it was found that with the same price, it is possible to buy regular size burgers of same quantity with better quality. Despite that, Mehedi had a look throughout the whole news feed and found many more people taking up this burger challenge. It becomes clear

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Taxing junk food to fight obesity

The high incidence of obesity in the Maltese population, especially among children, is a slow-burning health issue. It is putting increasing pressure on a strained public health system.

The illusion that, as a Mediterranean country, we benefit from the famous healthy Mediterranean diet needs to be banished. The staple food of too many Maltese abounds in the consumption of junk food, food that contains too much fat, calories, sugar and salt.

The chairperson of Mater Dei Hospital’s Department of Cardiology, Robert Xuereb, has proposed introducing a fat tax to serve as an incentive to people to consume less junk food

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Junk food: Consumption of processed products in US is rising

US adults are consuming more junk food now than in 2001

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US adults have been eating more highly processed junk food over the past two decades, according to a national survey.

Filippa Juul at New York University and her colleagues analysed data from a yearly survey that has been carried out since 2001. Each year, the survey asks a nationally representative group of 5000 US adults to recall what they had eaten in the past 24 hours.

The team categorised foods into four groups based on the level of processing that …

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Junk food must carry ‘warning’ label: Centre for Science and Environment

Environment think tank Centre for Science and Environment’s latest analysis on food labelling has called for a law on front-of-pack labelling that can inform Indian consumers about unhealthy packaged junk foods in a simple and effective way.

The CSE has demanded that junk food must carry a warning label. “Countries are working to find ways to nudge consumers into healthy food choices and to contain the growing crisis of obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart ailments. It is a crisis that increasingly impacts children and also worsens the Covid-19 symptoms,” said Sunita Narain, CSE director

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