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Junk food and me

Last Sunday my friends and I went to KFc, to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. The place was quite nice, there were a lot of people and the environment was appealing. It was well furnished and the maintainers were working very hard. Personally, I don’t like going to junk food centers but my friends love to have their food there so I went with them. Lately “junk food” has gone global. For better or for worse (mostly worse), junk food is now available all over the world. We see it most everywhere we go — in grocery and convenience stores, fast-food restaurants, on television — usually looking very appealing.

“Junk food” generally refers to foods that contribute lots of calories but little nutritional value. Of course, what’s considered “junk food” depends on whom you ask. One problem with junk foods is that they’re low in satiation value — that is, people don’t tend to feel as full when they eat them — which can lead to overeating. Another problem is that junk food tends to replace other, more nutritious foods. When people drink lots of soda, for example, they are usually not getting plenty of low-fat dairy or other healthful beverages like green tea or orange juice. When they’re snacking on chips and cookies, they’re usually not loading up on fruits and vegetables. Most “junk food” falls into the categories of either “snack food” or “fast food.” And then there are things like breakfast cereals. They seem innocent enough, but some of them could definitely be considered “junk food,” as they mostly contain sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and white flour or milled corn.

The reason why junk food is becoming global these days is because of the media as they constantly advertising it on TV’s, internet etc and making it tempting and enjoyable. Great numbers of people are becoming addicted to fast food restaurants, claiming that they have very busy lives so they don’t even have enough time to have healthy food at home. Lastly, Globalization, made easy for these fast food companies to franchise all over the world. Government policy is also another factor that assists these junk food companies, as they give licenses and allow them to have their branches everywhere they want. Apart from the health issues they create, these fast food companies eroded the local market, which results the loss of culture and traditional food.

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