why burgers somosas are called as junk food?

Asked by  | 23rd Feb, 2009, 09:40: PM

Expert Answer:

Junk food is an informal term applied to some foods which are perceived to have little or no nutritional value, or to products with nutritional value but which also have ingredients considered unhealthy when regularly eaten, or to those considered unhealthy to consume at all.Factors contributing to labeling of burgers,samosas etc. as junk food are high levels of refined sugar, white flour, trans fat and saturated fat, sodium/salt, and additives such as preservatives and coloring agents. Others include lack of proteins, vitamins, fiber and other nutrients popularly considered part of healthy diet

Answered by  | 25th Feb, 2009, 02:08: PM

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