Why is Junk Food Unhealthy?
Bumbley – A dollop of ice-cream, a piece
of chocolate, pizza, macaroni and cheese!
Ooh how I love fooood.
Coley – That is not food.
That is junk food!
And you know that junk food is unhealthy,
Bumbley – I know, I know.
I mean how can something that tastes so good,
be so bad for us?
Coley – It is quite simple Bumbley.
We need food to supply us with nutrients.
Nutrients which are used to build our body
and fuel it.
Bumbley– Why can’t junk food do that for
Coley – Because junk food doesn’t have
enough nutrients in it.
It does not give you energy to play or stay
Bumbley – I don’t mind not playing if
I can have an extra burger.
Coley – Really?
You prefer a burger over playtime?
Bumbley – Actually, no.
I want both.
Can’t I have both?
Coley – You can.
If you go slow on the junk food and eat more
fruits and vegetables.
That way you are giving your body enough nourishment
Bumbley – hmmm.
I think I can do that.
I am sleepy now.
Coley – Well, Junk food does that to you.
It makes you sleepy and tired.
You can sleep if you want.
I am going to play basketball.
Bumbley – No! wait for me!
I too want to play.
I promise I will eat fruits and veggies instead
of binging on junk food.
Playing is a lot more fun!