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