National Junk Food Day comes on July 21 of every year. It is a day to forget all your diet and indulge in all your favorite unhealthy snacks without guilt. Junk food is a word used to refer to food that has a lot of calories but very little or no nutritional value. Junk Food is popularized in the United States of America from the year 1950, and it is used worldwide for foods that are heavily processed and have a high quantity of sugar, salt, and fat.
“Animals taste systems are specialized for the niche they occupy in the environment. That includes us. As hunters and foragers of the dry savannah, our earliest forebears evolved a taste for important but scarce nutrients: salt and high-energy fats and sugars. That, in a nutshell, explains the widespread popularity of junk food.” – Mary Roach
History of National Junk Food Day
The creator or founder of this day is still unknown. But there is a story that National Junk Food Day was created by a person or group who wanted to eat junk food without guilt for one day a year. Some studies revealed that consuming junk food once in a while will not hurt your health. It will be dangerous when someone eats junk food for the majority of their meals. Consuming a large amount of junk food will lead to several health problems like obesity, diabetes, and heart issues. So, celebrate National Junk Food Day by eating less amount of Junk Food.
Other Celebrations on July 21
July 21 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
You can have junk food for all your meals on that day. Start the day with your favorite junk food and end the day with your favorite Junk Food. Take pictures while eating Junk Food and share them with others on social media by using the hashtag #JunkFoodDay or #NationalJunkFoodDay.
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