It’s merienda time and the food cart is making its way to your desk. Will you pick up a sweet cupcake, a salty bag of chips, a cheesy white bread sandwich?
How about none of the above?
There’s a reason it’s called junk food: though they might be tasty, they don’t usually have any redeeming nutritional value. The amount of processing their ingredients undergo strips them of naturally-occurring flavor, vitamins and minerals. In order for junk food to be palatable, manufacturers use a lot of fat, salt, sugar, and artificial flavorings. (Imagine eating unsalted corn chips or unfrosted, unflavored cereal. Cardboard, anyone?) You may end up consuming a lot of empty calories that contribute to your girth rather than your health.
If you’re making a conscious effort to eat healthier but can’t stop making the habitual raid on the supermarket junk food aisle, here’s how you can change your ways. Continue reading “Junk That Junk Food!”