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.
20. 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.
15. The Tootsie Roll was named after its creator’s daughter Clara, whose nickname was Tootsie. It was the first individually wrapped penny candy. During WWII, Tootsie Rolls were placed in soldiers’ ration kits because they could survive various weather conditions. Umm, what is it made from again?
10. Despite not being the biggest-selling chocolate bar, Snickers is undeniably the most popular in America, due to its supposed healthful aspects.
5. A Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) survey found that some baby food products may have as much, if not more, saturated fat and sugar than junk food.
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