junk food

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junk food (countable and uncountable, plural junk foods)

  1. (informal) Food with little or no nutritional value.
    • 2012 June 17, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Homer’s Triple Bypass” (season 4, episode 11; originally aired 12/17/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      The episode begins with a lifetime of junk food, beer and no exercise catching up with Homer in the form of painful heart contractions.
    • 2018, Timothy R. Jennings, The Aging Brain, →ISBN, page 82:
      Junk foods and fast foods such as pizzas, hot dogs, doughnuts, cookies, cakes, and so on increase inflammation, promote insulin resistance, and increase the risk of diabetes and obesity.

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