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Title: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Anatta on April 12, 2013, 12:44:25 am
Kia Ora,

 ::) You Are What You Eat Some say, well at least I'm not a Gluts-
along with a little fruit and vegetables I'm quite happy being NUTS !
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 So come on....Own up...Who eats junk-food ?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lrFSJxqfLOY/TeM_ZHP_m5I/AAAAAAAAACc/hoD1d2VoED8/s1600/Letter_box_e_bec_WEB.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lrFSJxqfLOY/TeM_ZHP_m5I/AAAAAAAAACc/hoD1d2VoED8/s1600/Letter_box_e_bec_WEB.jpg)

Metta Zenda :)
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: big kim on April 12, 2013, 02:27:41 am
Depends on your view of what junk food is,I love fish and chips which is England's finest culinary masterpiece in my opinion.As with most simple foods it's all too easy to stuff it up and there's plenty of horrible chip shops around.There's no better place to eat it than the seaside.
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Anatta on April 12, 2013, 09:26:52 pm
Depends on your view of what junk food is,I love fish and chips which is England's finest culinary masterpiece in my opinion.As with most simple foods it's all too easy to stuff it up and there's plenty of horrible chip shops around.There's no better place to eat it than the seaside.

Kia Ora Big Kim,

I guess if it's cooked right and not all greasy then it would have some nutritional benefits...

However when I think of junk food I was thinking along the lines of Mc D and KFC and the like, plus candy, lollies, sweets, cokes, pepsi  etc...


Metta Zenda :)
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: ZoeM on April 12, 2013, 09:38:26 pm
Well, I'm a sucker for a tasty burger - McD's doesn't really quite count - but beyond that I generally prefer real food most days.
Like coffee and donuts. :)
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Anatta on April 12, 2013, 09:49:10 pm
Well, I'm a sucker for a tasty burger - McD's doesn't really quite count - but beyond that I generally prefer real food most days.
Like coffee and donuts. :)

Kia Ora Zoe,

So you are mostly made up of caffeine, sugar and bovine   ;) ;D

Metta Zenda :)
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Ms. OBrien on April 12, 2013, 09:57:16 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d3/Taco_Bell_logo.svg/150px-Taco_Bell_logo.svg.png)

(http://htmlgiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/18846_01868976-photo-logo-burger-king.png)

(http://mandaconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Wendys.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d2/Pizza_Hut_logo.svg/200px-Pizza_Hut_logo.svg.png)

Enough said
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: big kim on April 13, 2013, 02:03:33 am
A Subway veggie patty takes some beating
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: CindyJames on April 13, 2013, 03:57:28 am
Depends on your view of what junk food is,I love fish and chips which is England's finest culinary masterpiece in my opinion.As with most simple foods it's all too easy to stuff it up and there's plenty of horrible chip shops around.There's no better place to eat it than the seaside.

 Ahhh fish and chips! The food of the gods. Kim we can almost start an international F&C topic. Best I have had so far was in Hobart in Tassie, on the wharf, atmosphere and food, awesome. Wrapped in newsprint a well.

30 odd years ago Nick the greek on west derby road in Liverpool was a frequent hang out. Possibly changed by now!
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Ms. OBrien on April 13, 2013, 09:45:01 am
I have not found any decent F&C in America.  Most of them come on a bun and the chips are skinny.  The last decent one were back in the 70 and in Windsor.
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: bethany on April 13, 2013, 09:55:50 am
Here in Southeastern Massachusetts there are a few great places for Fish and Chips, but then there are some really bad places that won't use a beer batter. It's sacrilege
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Beth Andrea on April 13, 2013, 10:13:26 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d3/Taco_Bell_logo.svg/150px-Taco_Bell_logo.svg.png)

(http://htmlgiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/18846_01868976-photo-logo-burger-king.png)

(http://mandaconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Wendys.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d2/Pizza_Hut_logo.svg/200px-Pizza_Hut_logo.svg.png)

Enough said

OMG, now I'm hungry!

Hot sauce on any taco-type food = delicious, droolable, and better than caffeine in the morning...

Burger King Whopper has a TON of fresh-sliced veggies on it...besides the usual tomato, lettuce, onion, it also has the always-in-season grilled hamburger patty...and cheese, on request.

Wendy's also has fresh veggies on their burgers, don't like their buns as much as BK, but their fries...omg their fries...*drools*

And Pizza Hut...my fav? stuffed crust with pepperoni, black olives, and mushrooms. (and yes, I do share the pizza, I don't eat it all in one sitting)

But, "everything in moderation"...so for work lunches, most days I bring an apple, a yogurt cup, two, maybe 3 fruit cups, and drink about 1/2 gallon of water. I can easily feel the difference when I don't bring this kind of lunch, and eat out instead. *blech*

But once a week, say a Friday night? Fast-food junkie here.
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Adam (birkin) on April 13, 2013, 02:30:10 pm
Ohh....Wendy's has one of the best fast food hamburgers out there. *wants*

I eat way more junk food than I should, and it shows. :P
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Misato on April 13, 2013, 03:09:42 pm
Cinnamon based candy & French fries.
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Anatta on April 13, 2013, 03:11:35 pm
Cinnamon based candy & French fries.

Kia Ora Misato,

Are you pregnant ?  ;)

Metta Zenda :)
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Misato on April 13, 2013, 03:19:11 pm
Heh.

Not at the same time.  I think...  Sometimes I don't think before I nom nom nom.
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Anatta on April 13, 2013, 03:49:55 pm
Kia Ora,

For all you fish & chips eaters [BTW I used to be one]

BBC News - The unlikely origin of fish and chips (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8419026.stm#id8410000/8419200/8419298)

I was also brought up on pie & mash, and used to go to the old pie & mash shop in Tower Bridge road http://www.manze.co.uk/ (http://www.manze.co.uk/)

Metta Zenda :)
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: big kim on April 13, 2013, 04:46:44 pm
I enjoyed eel mash and pie more than I expected when I worked in London, Roy's outside Dagenham Heathway underground was a nice one and reasonably priced
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Anatta on April 13, 2013, 04:54:28 pm
I enjoyed eel mash and pie more than I expected when I worked in London, Roy's outside Dagenham Heathway underground was a nice one and reasonably priced

Kia Ora Big Kim,

Menze's pie & mash shop has been around since 1906...

I used to live just off of Southwark park road Bermondsey[to sound upper class, locals used to call it 'Berm-On- sea'-Well, the River Thames did past through it] ;) :D 

Tower bridge road was where my favourite pie & mash shop was...

An old film clip of Bermondsey-Tower Bridge road and Southwark Park road [I think taken in the 1930s]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE0LeBLB9lQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE0LeBLB9lQ)

BTW I used to also eat jellied ells and winkles ...

Metta Zenda :)
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: spring0721 on April 13, 2013, 05:40:09 pm
I LOVE junk food, I'll admit....especially chocolate. I love to cook and bake so it's easy to fall into a 'junk food' trap! I try to keep my everyday diet healthy & filled with excercise, but I always take 1 day a week off to eat all those yummy things I've been craving throughout the week:)
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Anatta on April 13, 2013, 06:33:08 pm
Kia Ora,

All this has brought back 'sweet' memories...[of tooth decay]

Back in the 1950 and 60s the local 'toffee apple' man would peddle around the streets ring his bike bell and shouting "Nice toffee apples for sale!"

So one would first have to eat through the sweet toffee teeth-rotting 'junk' to get to the more 'healthy' apple...I think in the US they called it a candy apple...

Metta Zenda :)

Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Beth Andrea on April 13, 2013, 08:27:46 pm
Kia Ora,

All this has brought back 'sweet' memories...[of tooth decay]

Back in the 1950 and 60s the local 'toffee apple' man would peddle around the streets ring his bike bell and shouting "Nice toffee apples for sale!"

So one would first have to eat through the sweet toffee teeth-rotting 'junk' to get to the more 'healthy' apple...I think in the US they called it a candy apple...

Metta Zenda :)

Caramel apples  :P

We used to buy the kits to make them, but us kids would just snake all the caramels and disregard the apples...

Btw, the teeth rotted not because of the sugars, but because of the poor dental hygiene of the era. I remember the old Crest toothpaste commercials, "Look Mom! Only one cavity!" Of course, over the course of 10-20 years...that's a mouthful of cavities.

Toothpaste does its part, it cleans the visible parts of the teeth...but one definitely needs to FLOSS as well. And which teeth should one floss?  Only the ones you want to keep...

I went for 3 years as an adult without seeing a dentist even once for a cleaning or checkup....knowing I'd be in that situation, I'd asked my dentist what I should do to help avoid cavities...he said, "Be sure to floss and brush every day, at least once, preferably twice." I added a rinse of hydrogen peroxide (including a second brushing with it)...and after the 3 years, I had incredibly healthy teeth, gums, and mouth! Teeth were the whitest they'd ever been, absolutely no sign of decay (despite drinking 3-4 Cokes a day, never mind having a King Size chocolate bar also)...so yeah, proper oral hygiene is what helps (or hurts, if you don't do it).
Title: Re: Junk-Food...You Are What You Eat !
Post by: Anatta on April 13, 2013, 08:47:58 pm
Kia Ora,

I totally agree one should always take care of their teeth[Don't leave home without them] ;D

Considering the junk I ate as a child, I was fortunate to be blessed with a good set of teeth...I developed the habit of brushing twice a day and flossing[well flossing when I remember to-which is usually around 4 or 5 times a week ]   However...

Diet and Tooth Decay
There is a direct and well-established link between your diet and your chances of getting tooth decay.

As soon as you eat certain foods, your teeth are placed under attack.  In the case of decay, this attack is not from the food itself but from bacteria in your mouth.  The bacteria use the foods for energy and release acid as a by-product.  It is this acid that causes tooth decay.  This is where the phrase ‘acid-attack’ comes from.

Certain foods will be easier for the bacteria to use and therefore give rise to acid-attack of the teeth.
Simple sugars such as glucose and fructose are the worst.  Most people know that such foods e.g. sugar, chocolate, candy, soft drinks and toffee are the main culprits in harming the teeth.


Read more http://dentalcarematters.com/diet-for-healthy-teeth/ (http://dentalcarematters.com/diet-for-healthy-teeth/)

Metta Zenda :)