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What Is The Definition Of Junk Food

Definition of unhealthy food?

The food pyramid website has some exampes:

"You can use your discretionary calorie allowance to:

* Eat more foods from any food group than the food guide recommends.
* Eat higher calorie forms of foods—those that contain solid fats or added sugars. Examples are whole milk, cheese, sausage, biscuits, sweetened cereal, and sweetened yogurt.
* Add fats or sweeteners to foods. Examples are sauces, salad dressings, sugar, syrup, and butter.
* Eat or drink items that are mostly fats, caloric sweeteners, and/or alcohol, such as candy, soda, wine, and beer."

Whats The definition of Fast food?

Fast food is food cooked in bulk, in advance and is kept warm or reheated to order. Fast food has been designed to be eaten "on the go" and often does not require traditional cutlery and is eaten as a finger food.

The modern history of fast-food in America began on July 7, 1912 with the opening of a fast food restaurant called the Automat in New York. The Automat was a cafeteria with its prepared foods behind small glass windows and coin-operated slots. They remained extremely popular throughout the 1920's and 1930's. The company also popularized the notion of “take-out” food, with their slogan “Less work for Mother”.
The second American company "White Castle" is generally credited with opening the second fast-food outlet in Wichita, Kansas in 1921, selling hamburgers for five cents apiece. White Castle was successful from its inception and spawned numerous competitors. In recent decades, Mexican-style food like tacos and burritos, as well as pizza, have also become staples of fast food culture.
McDonald's is the largest fast-food chain in the world and the brand most associated with the term "fast food". It was founded as a barbecue drive-in in 1940 by Dick and Mac McDonald. After discovering that most of their profits came from hamburgers, the brothers closed their restaurant for three months and reopened it in 1948 as a walk-up stand offering a simple menu of hamburgers, french fries, shakes, coffee, and Coca-Cola, served in disposable paper wrapping. As a result, they were able to produce hamburgers and fries constantly, without waiting for customer orders, and could serve them immediately

What did they consider junk food in the 1800's?

Pigs feet. It was quite a popular snack back then.It was high in fat and grease.

What do you consider junk food?

Junk food is defined as food which is extremely low in essential nutrients but high in calories, sugars and or carbohydrates. Such as potato chips, pretzels, candy, soft drinks, cake, pies or ice cream. This meas that things like hamburgers, pizza, french fries, chicken nuggets, etc. are NOT junk food because even though they may be high in calories or sugar or other things that may not be healthy they also contain some of the proper nutrients you need.
Many people confuse the terms "fast food" and "junk food", this is primarily due to various activist groups constantly bashing the fast food industry (but that's another subject). "Fast food" refers to the type of service a restaurant offers not the type of food they sell. So an fast food joint can sell junk food but just because it comes from a fast food joint doesn't make it junk food. Other folks will define "junk food" as being "packaged food" that is high in sugar etc. however if you were to make a batch of brownies or taffy in your own kitchen (from scratch) it would also be "Junk Food" sealing it in a plastic bag doesn't magically remove the nutritional value that was never there. The easiest way to remember it is "Junk Food" = "Zero Nutrition and High Calories" and

But for your purposes, i.e. "giving up junk food for lent" you should stick to what YOU define as junk food. Now I may not be catholic (heck I'm not any kind of theist) but I do understand that "lent" is about making a personal sacrifice and as such the definition of that sacrifice should be up to you and only you. In other words if you choose to avoid junk food and believe that this should include pizza, then don't go out and eat pizza just because I tell you it isn't junk food.

How can some body builders eat junk food and be lean and defined?

You are assuming that a puffed up bodybuilder is the personification ( symbol) of health and fitness. Then naturally the question pops up in your mind. How can this fellow with all the show muscle get a away with eating all this junk food?Let's examine this.Allow me to break the news. Most “ bodybuilder trainers” these days are already packed with large spectrum of supplements, fat burners, pre workout, post workout and other assortments of protein powders and other stuff they do to … well to look like a bodybuilder. Adding few processed junk food can't do much damage….For the folks that are so totally amazed by the look of a bodybuilder, you all perhaps need to realize these folks, the “professional bodybuilders” are used to eating massive amounts of chemicals, ranging from food and drink additives in the products they consume along with “occasional cheat meals” in hyper processed and macro nutrient depleted format. Stuff are tasty and average bodybuilder doesn't care.Look at the gym bag of most bodybuilders trainers at a local Golds Gym. It looks like a small chemistry bag.As an observer, you see these folks dabbling with what you call junk food and then you hear from other bodybuilder folks that these folks are just doing it on the weekend, blah, blah.Useful life span of a professional bodybuilder is not very long. Look it up.Amazingly these folks claim to have the best “diet” of all iron games.They eat “food like items”, ranging from colorful fad supplements to junk food feasts after dieting for long periods and after they pose on stage!. Junk food is part of the deal.Some start eating everything at site after the show, the pizza, burgers, sodas, ice cream all commercial processed food, whatever.What you see with professional bodybuilding is an illusion of health.It has nothing to do with health and fitness.How do I know all this?I am an old school weightlifter. I have many years of experience but I am not a nutrition expert.No pun intended. Just my observation.My $0.002

Is fish and chips junk food?

Would you call bread ‘junk food’? How about a sauce made from freshly picked tomatoes, or a nice cheese? Most people would not do so… BUT, put the three together and you have a pizza. Many people *do* call pizzas junk food. The difficulty with your question is that there is no precise definition of junk food. Everyone has their own vague notion and what one calls junk food may be viewed differently by someone else. I personally think of junk food as being ‘foodstuff’s made with a lot of synthetics or highly refined substances, so I wouldn’t call fish and chips junk food. Another, however, my dismiss all, or most, deep-fried foods as being junk food and thus disagree.

Can anyone prove that there is no such thing as junk food?

Really, it is the responsibility of the person making claim to prove it, not for anyone else to disprove.If someone claims there is such a thing as junk food, then they should offer evidence, not ask others to offer evidence against it.If someone things there is such a thing as junk food, they need to define what the term means, first.What does it mean? Too much salt? Too much fat? I think you could find a Michelin Star restaurant to feed you more salt and fat than many takeaway fast food places.First define what junk food is, show that food meeting your definition is harmful, and then you could maybe show that junk food exists. It might be the case that the definition includes a lot of stuff we don’t want to be defined as such.