Our expert says:
The problem with so-called 'junk foods' is that they usually have a very high fat content (e.g. the chips and the pizza). However the Dietetic Association of SA has the approach that there are 'no good foods and no bad foods', just 'good and bad eating habits'! So if you have meal a week that features a burger and chips or pizza, and you don't start eating these foods every day, then this should not be detrimental to your dietary intake. The problem usually is that people start getting addicted to these foods and before they know they are eating them every day and then they start piling on the kgs and making their blood fat levels rise.
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