Junk Food

More Needs To Be Done To Tackle How Junk Food Is Advertised To Kids, Warns Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

Children should not be able to see junk food adverts in apps, on social media or even in the cinema, a national kids’ food charity has urged. The Ch...

Childhood Obesity: Exploding Nightmare

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

If parents can have such an impact on their child's well-being surely it's time more adults begin to take responsibility for their own health, thereby encouraging their children to follow suit?

Junk Food Adverts Aimed At Children Could Be Banned To Combat Child Obesity Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Junk food adverts targeted specifically at children could be banned in a bid to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic. The ban is being considered by ...

Junk Food Can Cause Same Amount Of Kidney Damage As Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A junk food-filled diet could cause as much damage to your kidneys as diabetes, new research suggests. Researchers found that eating junk food or a hi...

Junk Food Less Harmful When Teamed With This Diet, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who eat unhealthily could reduce their chances of heart attack and stroke by combining their junk food-filled diet with a Mediterranean diet. I...

Predicting a Sugar Tax Blowback

James Cronin | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Politics
James Cronin

George Osborne pulled yet another budget-related rabbit from the famous red suitcase last month. After a cunicular living wage hike and stamp duty ref...

Junk Food Advertising Should Be Banned Near Schools, Says LGA

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents

Local communities should be given the freedom to ban junk food advertising near schools, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. The LGA, whi...

Junk Food Adverts Could Be Banned From Children's Content Online

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents

Junk food advertising could be banned from children's content streamed online in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, the UK's advertising watchdog has ...

The Real Reason We Eat So Much Junk Food

Joe Sexton | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Sexton

While I think all of these are very valid reasons why some people eat junk food, I still don't think they touch on maybe the biggest reason of them all, the reason that is so mind numbingly obvious. Junk food tastes absolutely amazing.

WHO Reveals Measures Needed To Combat Childhood Obesity

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has backed the campaign calling for "sugar tax" on soft drinks, as part of a new report on childhood obesity. T...

Could Junk Food Be Messing With Your Memory?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eaten lots of junk food recently? Feeling forgetful? Believe it or not, scientists have found that the two could be linked. Eating processed foods ...

Junk Food Kills Off Stomach Bacteria That Helps You Stay Slim

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you shuffle into McDonald's because you can't be bothered to cook, you might want to make a mental note of this: eating junk food kills gut ...

Why We Need to Watch Out for Junk Food Advertising!

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

There are plenty of ways by which companies can market to kids or adults outside of TV advertising and the regulations for non-broadcast advertising are currently weak or non-existent.

How To Make Coca Cola At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The formula for Coke is supposed to be a heavily guarded secret, but according to The Mirror the details have been readily available since 1993. Ap...

South Korean Women React To US Junk Food

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Is it a bush tucker trial? Judging from the fuss, you'd think so. The reality is that a handful of South Korean women have been asked to taste test...

Hospital's Still Serving Junk Food Can Be Traced Back to Blair!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Despite repeated calls from numerous medical experts and various health intellectuals hospitals across the UK continue to serve junk foods to sick people. As recently as last year Doctors themselves meeting at the BMA made the strongest recommendation that all hospitals should stop this practice completely because it was exacerbating almost every medical problem they faced.

Why Healthy Eating Is Now A Luxury...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As if supermarket shopping wasn't stressful enough already, a new study has found that healthy foods cost three times more than less-healthy alternati...

Nine Junk Foods Made Healthy

Sian Breslin | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

We often find ourselves reaching for junk food. There is no harm in a treat every now and again, but some junk foods are worse than others and often there are other options which taste just a good. Here are 9 of the most unhealthy food choices and my tips on how to get the taste and flavour, without so much of the bad stuff!

The Harsh Truth: No One Wants To See Overweight Doctors

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In theory they know more about healthy eating than the rest of us, but it seems even doctors and nurses struggle with keeping their weight at a health...

One Judgement Fits All?

Esther Hayden | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Recently I walked into my local swimming pool at 6.30am. Among the swimmers wiping sleep from their eyes, there was one woman racing up, down, up, down, up, barely raising her head for breath. What assumptions are you already making about her? Keen? yes. Fit? clearly. Thin? no.

Is What Your Children See on TV Destroying Their Health?

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

IMAGINE you find your children watching a TV programme that portrays smoking, drinking and drug-taking as normal everyday behaviour. What will your reaction be?

Out of Order? Now That's an Understatement!

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

It is completely OUT OF ORDER that our hospitals, a place that should be a champion of health and well being, a place that should be the first to educate the masses and promote healthy eating and conscious living, are encouraging the consumption of the very things that cause a large number of the diseases they are treating in the first place.

Don't Give Junk Food Marketers a Place on the Sofa

Maura Gillespie | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maura Gillespie

You might not even realise it, but junk food marketers sneak unhealthy products into our homes every day. How? They find a way in through our TV screens, laptops, and smartphones.

You May Never Eat A Hot Dog Ever Again After Watching This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An in-depth video that meticulously charts the making of a hot dog has HuffPost UK Lifestyle swearing off the foodstuff for life. There's somethin...

How Running Helps You Quit Junk Food

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There may be an explanation for why runners look so smug as they pound the pavement - it's probably all that healthy food circulating in their system....