Why is fast foods called junk food?

@suchi60 (912)
India
August 8, 2009 10:25am CST
We live in a fast-paced environment and have little or no time for a sumptious, relaxed meal. Because of this, we have no other option but to live on fast foods like burgers and pizzas. Why are they considered to be junk food?
1 response
@PSmith721 (287)
• United States
8 Aug 09
I think to put it very simply, it is food that is mainly precooked and just warmed and thrown together for us. It is usually very high i calorie intake and very bad fr us nutritionally. LOL I love fast food! But, unfortunately, it likes me too and stays on my hips and thighs for years to come!!