Most Junk Food Is Store Bought
Regularly eating at fast food restaurants can really pile on the empty calories, but a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests these establishments aren’t providing the bulk of poor food choices. Even though supermarkets offer a multitude of healthy whole food options, that’s where American adults get the majority of their junk food.
Analyzing the daily food intake of 4,204 adults who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers determined that 46.3% consume sugar sweetened beverages and 88.8% eat cookies, ice cream, cakes and candy on a regular basis. Further investigation revealed that over 50% of the sugar-sweetened beverages and two-thirds of discretionary foods started out on grocery store shelves.