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A few of Paheli’s classmates eat potato chips and burgers regularly during the recess at school. Are they healthy eating habits? Give reasons.


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Junk food:

  1. Any food that is not good for health and can cause issues in the body is termed as junk food.
  2. Eating junk food can cause a lot of diseases such as obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, etc.
  3. Fast food like pizzas, chaat, vada pav, bhajiyas, samosas, burgers, frankies, french fries, rolls refers to food that can be served quickly.
  4. In many cases, that means food that is highly processed and contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy fats and salt (sodium).
  5. These foods generally contain a high number of calories but offer little or no nutritional value.
  6. When fast food frequently replaces nutritious foods in the diet, it can lead to poor nutrition and poor health.

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