Why is Junk Food Junk and Superfoods Super? Nutrition, Diet, Weight Loss


SuperfoodWhat exactly is it that makes a super food Super and a junk food junky?

This video gives us some great insight into the nutritional value of foods and calorie density.

We all know that junk foods are bad for us and the term superfoods, gives the impression of a high quality food that is going to do something good to the body, and maybe the mind and spirit too.

Why is Junk Food Junk & Superfoods Super? PsycheTruth Nutrition, Diet & Weight Loss

We would love to hear about your favorite super healthy food and maybe even the junk food that you hate the most.

Salads made with fresh herbs are my favorite superfood. See a list of info on salads and herbs here, special thanks to HerbFest.net I’m still getting a few fresh herbs out of my Carolina organic garden, even in this colder weather. Herbs are great for growing indoors in a pot also.

Junk Food Characteristics

  • Low nutrient density
  • High calorie density
  • Low fiber
  • High glycemic index rating
  • Processed

Superfood Characteristics

  • High nutrient density
  • Low calorie density
  • Low glycemic index
  • Natural, organic, whole food

So personally I am going to load up on the superfoods and stay away from the junk foods. ( Something I have been doing for years anyway, at least most of the time, no-one is perfect 🙂 )


One thought on “Why is Junk Food Junk and Superfoods Super? Nutrition, Diet, Weight Loss

  • December 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Great video! I’m into healthy eating and want my body to be more alkaline but I get weak for junk food 🙁
    Can’t wait to see the next video. Thanks!


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