Too Much of a Bad Thing
The opposite of #3, whole food, is junk food. Have you ever wondered why we seem to be so addicted to these brightly colored, sugar, salt and fat-laden "foods"?
In this article
, nutritionist Shereen Lehman, MS, provides some insight into this topic.
'junk foods' as the stuff you eat that has little to no nutritional value, usually combined with ingredients that are bad for you, or is high in calories when consumed in excess.
So that means candy, chips, cookies, cake, sugary soft drinks, greasy burgers, hot dogs, French fries, ice cream, and most things that served at fast food restaurants qualify as junk foods.