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Doctor insights on: Is It True That Healthy Food Is More Expensive That Junk Food

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Is it true that healthy food is more expensive that junk food?

Is it true that healthy food is more expensive that junk food?

Depends on variables: Junk food is often cheeper because it is mass produced, filled with preservatives & can stay in a usable form for extended periods. It may also be refined from lesser quality food sources that would not sell in the market. Compare this to fruits and vegatables with a limited shelf life & transport costs that must speed the product to market. Grow your own or shop smart and you can cut costs. ...Read more

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How are junk food and healthy food different?

How are junk food and healthy food different?

Food: Hi. The names say it ALL. Junk food has all the wrong stuff and none of the right stuff (i.e., "junk"), and healthy food has good stuff and little or no bad stuff (i.e., "healthy"). See how easy that was?! ...Read more

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How does the cost of healthy food compare to that of junk food?

How does the cost of healthy food compare to that of junk food?

Unfortunately: In many circumstances, "healthy" foods cost more than "junk" food. Some of this revolves around what comprises "healthy" foods versus "junk" food, as governmental subsidies allow for the food stuffs that tend to make up most of "junk" food cheaper than healthy foods! Just think about how massive a meal you can get at McDonald's for under six bucks or even less ! ...Read more

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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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I love healthy food but spouse loves junk food. How do we meet in the middle? I try to encourage him (sometimes nagging). How do I find a good medium?

Nagging: Nagging is the worst thing to do when one wants to inspire a spouse. You have to think of him as an addict. It is not your right or place to change him. It is also not wise to let his bad choices cause you to eat poorly. Be honest about what you feel about his risks but leave it there. ...Read more

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I have a big problem with Wight and every time when I start to stop eating junk food and replace it with healthy food I start to get bored I need help?

I have a big problem with Wight and every time when I start to stop eating junk food and replace it with healthy food I start to get bored I need help?

Overeating : Overeating, or eating the wrong foods such as junk food should not be a solution to boredom. You need to find other activities of interest to occupy your time so that eating is not the main attraction. ...Read more

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Could you completely change from eating junk food to eating healthy food?

Could you completely change from eating junk food to eating healthy food?

Of course: It depends on your desire to change. For a healthy diet, eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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What healthy food to eat if I suddenly hungry at night? Especially while studying, junk food make me fat.

What healthy food to eat if I suddenly hungry at night? Especially while studying, junk food make me fat.

Salads: Late at night you don't want to pack on calories, so foods that induce satiety are the trick. Peanut butter on Celery, or fruits are always good. Avoid Carbohydrates at night as if you are not going to use the energy right away your body will convert them to a storage of energy=fat. ...Read more

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What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

STRANGE QUESTION: There are other possibilities. How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist. If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat a lot of junk food and then gain weight, does the fat look worse than if you eat healthy food and gain that fat?

Fat is fat: Fat is fat whether you gain it from health foods or from junk food. The deposition is as a fatty substance. There may be more nutrients in healthier foods, but the excess calories still lead to deposition of fat. ...Read more

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Does people with anoerxia recovery eat healthy food or give them junk food?

Does people with anoerxia recovery eat healthy food or give them junk food?

There is no: one in the world who benefits from ingestion of junk food, except the stockholders of the company that sells it. ...Read more

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Is there any junk food that is relatively healthy?

Is there any junk food that is relatively healthy?

Relatively?: The principle to abide by, is everything in moderation. "relatively healthy" is in the eye of the beholder since it depends on what you think is healthy and what isn't. For example, though eating a potato chip now may have less calories than eating a chocolate bar, the amount of antioxidants in the potato chip is far less than what's found in the chocolate bar. ...Read more

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I love junk food and but i want to be healthy i want to be healthy

I love junk food and but i want to be healthy i want to be healthy

Stop junk food: If you want to be healthy long term, change your eating habits and stop eating junk food, as it contrbutes to obesity, gastrointestinal disease, and if you continue risk of diabetese, hypertension, heart disease etc increases again we dont know what kind of junk you are eating and how often to give you further advice. ...Read more

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Is eating junk food once in a while bad for your health and sweets?

Suit yourself: Life's too short and too difficult already without struggling to live within the strict proscriptions of militants. A sensible diet (avoid the worst grease, sugar and salt) most of the time is useful; binding yourself to avoiding every candy bar or snack chip that you actually want is being obsessive rather than living a healthy lifestyle. A focus on aerobic fitness is even more helpful. ...Read more

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Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

Your choice: You can make the switch to a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products any time you wish to. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day. It may help to join a support group for reinforcement. ...Read more

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Help, I can't refrain from junk food. What do I do to make healthier choices?

Help, I can't refrain from junk food. What do I do to make healthier choices?

Several things: One, it's sounds like you to minimize your access to junk food. This means keeping junk food out of your home and work space. Two, when you get a junk food craving find something to distract yourself. Even with that it's going to require a lot of willpower. ...Read more

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My friend eats junk food every day but still looks healthy. How do people do it?

My friend eats junk food every day but still looks healthy. How do people do it?

How much food?: If your friend eats in moderation, exercises, and is blessed with good metabolism s/he may get away with it. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Yes & Yes.: Yes. The reason is that many of these foods are high in calories, high in simple sugars & high in saturated fat. Processed foods also tend to have a high salt content. Junk food usually has lower nutritional value than healthy foods. You know the old adage: junk in - junk out. The junk is the outcome for your body. ...Read more