Grainne McMacken Senior Community Dietician, North West Belfast Health & Social Services
The Truth about Junk Food
Junk food is usually a term used to describe foods that are not particularly good for our health and in fact they can be harmful to our health. Junk food is usually used to describe foods like sweets, 10p mixes, crisps, corn snacks, but it could also be used to describe things like burgers and chips as well. Not many junk foods are nutritious, in fact some of them could really cause problems in terms of making our teeth decay and this would be the sugary snacks or sugary drinks. Things like burgers and chips, they do contain some nourishment but the important thing is that they are high in fat and it's important to keep them to a minimum and not to eat them too many times.
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