People use the term junk food to describe a food that is not good for health because it contains high amounts of fat or sugar. Potato chips, candy, and soft drinks are often considered junk food.
Consuming small amounts of junk food is not a big hazard to our health, but when we consume it on a regular basis, junk food can lead to major health problems like obesity, vitamin deficiencies, heart disease.
A video went viral these days helps us to reflect on what we eat and how it is produced. Belgian freelance director and journalist Alina Kneepkens made a video that documents the making of gummies. It shows the whole process from start to finish (but in reverse) without cutting the uncomfortable bits out. Sadly, those delicious candies are just a mixture of chopped animal remains, boiled chemicals and tons of sugar. The end result is sweet, but the reality of it’s production leaves a sour taste in our mouths.