25 Junk Food Facts That Might Convince You To Eat Healthier

Junk food is definitely one of the most enjoyable guilty pleasures of the modern world and an undeniable part of pop culture. People eat junk food at fast-food places, in school, at sports games, amusement parks, and movie theaters among other places, and junk food is easier to get access to than water in many cases. Unfortunately, junk food consumption comes at a great price. No matter how easy these delicious foods might be to eat, believe us when we say that junk food is as bad for your health as alcohol and smoking. See for yourself with these 25 junk food facts that might just convince you to eat healthier.

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Raking in $23 billion annually, the United States’ candy market is the global leader in junk food sales. Surprisingly, candy sales have continued to increase despite concerns over junk food and obesity.

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In the late seventies Daniel White killed San Francisco mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang “Twinkie defense,” White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder because he allegedly suffered from depression. His change in diet from healthy food to Twinkies and other sugary food was used by the defense as a symptom of that depression.

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More than $2 billion in candy is sold for Halloween, more than any other holiday in America. That makes Halloween the unhealthiest and “fattest” holiday.

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In case you’ve always wondered, French fries (of course) are the most popular type of junk food globally. One portion of McDonald’s fries has about 600 calories and won’t help you stave off hunger but instead will make you even hungrier.

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It’s reported that Dunkin’ Donuts sells more or less around 6.4 million donuts a day; in other words, Americans consume more than 2.3 billion donuts a year from Dunkin’ Donuts alone.

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