Nowadays, when we think of food, items like pizza, burger, chips and wafers come to our mind. Eating these items has been treated as a sign of elite living. All these dishes are called junk-food. In 1972, Michael Jacobson used the nomenclature of junk-food for these items which contained nutrients useless for health. And this nomenclature stuck.
Besides being unhealthy, junk food items are detrimental for our nation’s financial health as the biggest companies that make money in India by selling junk food are from outside India. Some examples are Nestle, Pepsi, McDonald’s & so on !
Netizens took to Twitter to speak about ill-effects of Junk food as recently published report in Financial Times said that Nestle has admitted in its interal report that 60% of its food and beverage products are unhealthy. People were tweeting with hashtag of #NoJunkFood_StayHealthy to give message to other people to stay away from junk food to stay healthy. More than 30,000 tweets were tweeted with the said hashtag and soon it became one of the top 10 national trends on Twitter in India. It was on 4th and 5th spot for few hours.
Here are some of the tweets from the trend :
Eating burgers, pizza wafers & other fast food may seem tasty, but it increases negative energy in the body and also has physical, intellectual and spiritual side effects.
— Hindurashtra (@HJS_Convener) June 30, 2021
We got freedom 74 yrs back but economic freedom is still a dream.
— Dr. Shriya (@DrShriyaS) June 30, 2021
Children consuming junk foods regularly suffer from poor grades and also do badly in extracurricular activities.
— Deeksha Mangalore (@DMangaloree) June 30, 2021
Now a days there is trend of regular consumption of food items knows as Junk food or fast food. They are cheap, tasty & easily available. But eating them more often, impacts human health. So need of the hour is to say #NoJunkFood_StayHealthy
— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) June 30, 2021