Avoid junk food And Bring In Healthy Food plate

Junk food is low in essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but it is rich in empty calories, fats, salt, sugar, and various additives.

Toss out the junk food, bring back the healthy food plate

The article focuses on the diet-related problems resulting from the consumption of junk food and advocates for a community movement, influenced by legal rules, which will drive people to eating nutritious and a breadthfully varied diets, which also contributes to informed food decisions.

India is not fenced in as the country is also among those nations that undergoes a tremendous “nutrition transition”. One of the defining features of quickly adopting dietary patterns is the big shift of the diets that used to be rich in fiber and consisted of mostly whole foods to be replaced by the western style diets which are processed and rich in calories. The shift could be seen in the progress of a rapid economic growth and urbanisation as well as in the explosion of the consumption of processed and packaged foods, which are referred to as “junk food”.

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Junk foods, on the other hand, are foods containing significant amounts of calories, sugars, unhealthy fats, sodium and lack of nutrient value. These foods are often heavily processed and typically low in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Junk foods include fast food items such as burgers, fries, and pizzas, sugary snacks like cookies, candies, and sodas, and salty snacks like chips and pretzels. The consumption of junk food on a regular basis results in numerous health concerns, like obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and oral diseases.Many quickly accessible and palatable, though not being nutritious.

What are the Various Concerns Related to Junk (Fast) Foods in India?

Junk Food  as HFSS Foods:

Junk food also known as the food high in fats, salts and sugar (HFSS), the food scientifically confirms its effect on weakening the body’s defenses against infection, increasing blood pressure, leading to a blood sugar rise and thus weight gain, creating an increased risk for cancer.

Like sweet and delicious foods, there are junk or HFSS foods in a lot of places in India. They include biscuits, cakes, fried snacks, potato chips, namkeen, instant noodles, soft drinks, frozen meals, canned fruits, Indian sweets and bakery products.

Sudden Rise in Lifestyle Diseases:

It is no wonder that India is under the attack of lifestyle diseases among which unhealthy diets provide the most significant impact.

For clarity, ICMR’s research published in 2023 showed that the prevalence of metabolic disorders in India is strikingly high where 11% have diabetes, 35% are hypertensive and nearly 40% are struggling with abdominal obesity.

Junk food is low in essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but it is rich in empty calories, fats, salt, sugar, and various additives.

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