We as Americans have been educated on the benefits of eating healthy and living an active lifestyle. Why does our love for junk food continue to grow? Some of us can’t help to eat the so called junk food, to satisfy our minds and stomachs. What lays behind the urge to eat one food over another, knowing the consequences? Find out what drives us to the point of junk food and what we can do about it.
- The problem cannot be blamed on a lack of information, especially not in the Internet Age.
- Some say it’s because Americans are too busy working to make a wholesome meal from scratch, so they just grab whatever prepackaged foods they can find.
- Processed food also tends to contain a lot of sugar, even the savory choices. Americans eat 152 pounds of sugar every year on average.
“Even though more people than ever are switching to organic food and other healthier choices, the American diet in general remains very unhealthy.”