National Junk Food Day and National Ice Cream Day in USA
National Junk Food Day and National Ice Cream Day in USA is held on July 21. This event in the third decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Smith's Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, junk food is defined as "those commercial products, including candy, bakery goods, ice cream, salty snacks and soft drinks, which have little or no nutritional value but do have plenty of calories, salt, and fats.
Lower income people eat more junk food than more affluent people. Americans eat 13 billion hamburgers each year, which is enough to circle the earth more than 32 times. During 1800s, it was believed that ketchup has medicinal qualities. Eating junk food alters the brain activity in a way similar to addictive drugs do, such as cocaine and heroin.
The National Junk Food Day is celebrated every 21st of July each year. During this day, people are permitted to eat as much junk food as they want, while also putting their health in mind.
By the way, Ice cream contains some important nutrients, like calcium, vitamin D and vitamin A, among others. But while these nutrients are all needed for good health, the amount in ice cream is small and is accompanied by a hefty dose of fat and added sugar.