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Some junk foods are obvious. Others i'm not so sure. How do I tell if a food is a junk food?
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
In brief: Sugar and fiber
high processed sugar.
Look at the amount of sugar in the food That would be the first indicator. Most junk foods are low in fiber- If the food doesnt have any fiber and is high in sugar, it would classify as a junk food.

In brief: Sugar and fiber
high processed sugar.
Look at the amount of sugar in the food That would be the first indicator. Most junk foods are low in fiber- If the food doesnt have any fiber and is high in sugar, it would classify as a junk food.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Simple
Ask yourself if there is any health value to the food.
Obviously fruits and veggies do. Tummies, chips, crackers, cookies, ice cream, pop, etc have zero value for a body and thus are junk. Trouble is companies advertise to you, so they so whole grain cookies, or real fruit juice but they are still junk.

In brief: Simple
Ask yourself if there is any health value to the food.
Obviously fruits and veggies do. Tummies, chips, crackers, cookies, ice cream, pop, etc have zero value for a body and thus are junk. Trouble is companies advertise to you, so they so whole grain cookies, or real fruit juice but they are still junk.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
In brief: Read labels
Look at the nutritional label on the foods and see how much sugar and fat (especially saturated) are in the food.
Also read the list of ingredients (they are in order of quantity, so the first ingredient is in the highest quantity in the food). Look for foods where there are fewer ingredients and ingredients that you recognize. These steps will help you stay away from highly processed foods.

In brief: Read labels
Look at the nutritional label on the foods and see how much sugar and fat (especially saturated) are in the food.
Also read the list of ingredients (they are in order of quantity, so the first ingredient is in the highest quantity in the food). Look for foods where there are fewer ingredients and ingredients that you recognize. These steps will help you stay away from highly processed foods.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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