Junk food is one kind of cooked food. Now it has become very popular in our country too. Junk food is a food which is made for its pungent taste but it has no food value. People usually take junk food for its pungent taste. The food is lovely looking but does not do any good to our body whereas it does a great harm to our body. Junk food has no or very less nutritional value and irrespective of the way they are marketed, they are not healthy to consume. Most of them are high in saturated fats and sugar components and also in excess of salts and lack any fiber. The only reason of their gaining popularity and increased trend of consumption is that they are ready to eat or easy to cook foods. People, of all age groups are moving towards junk food as it is hassle free and often ready to grab and eat. Soft drinks, chips, wafers, noodles, pizza, burgers, French fries etc. are few examples from the vast variety of fast food available in the market. Junk food lacks in vitamins and minerals which are very needful to health. The high amount of sugar in junk food damages our teeth. The junk food containing high amount of animals fat Creates fatty tissue in our body and it harms our skin seriously. Food items such as chips, cakes, biscuits, burgers, sweets and cold drinks are junk food. Our school going children are seen taking or having junk food with much pleasure.
A research has been done on the impact of sugary foods on emotional health in humans, and has suggested that consumption of junk food can negatively impact energy levels and emotional well-being. Since junk food contains no element of the balanced food we should avoid having/talking it. Rice, khichuri and vegetables are the principal homemade food. They contain all the elements of the balanced food. So, we should eat some homemade food regularly. Our children should be discouraged taking junk food. Besides, the danger of Junk food should be broadcast in the newspaper or on TV screen widely.