Thu December 08, 2011 By:

why are burgers called junk foods?

Expert Reply
Fri December 09, 2011
Junk foods are typically ready-to-eat convenience foods containing high levels of saturated fats, salt, or sugar, and little or no fruit, vegetables, or dietary fiber; and are considered to have little or no health benefits.
A burger is hence consider to be one one of the junk foods.The nutritional data for a burger is given below.
Serving size 1 burger (290 g)
Energy 670 kcal (2,800 kJ)
Carbohydrates 51 g
- Sugars 11 g
- Dietary fiber 3 g
Fat 40 g
- saturated 11 g
- trans 1.5 g
Protein 28 g
Energy from fat 350 kcal (1,500 kJ)
Cholesterol 115 mg
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