New Study Reveals Junk Food Good for You

Junk food is the key to a long and healthy life

ARKANSAS – USA – Forget about organic vegetables and fruit being the key to a healthy diet. Scientists have now come up with proof that eating junk food is better for you than so-called "healthy food."

Eating is a natural part of life. But according to some researchers, some types of food eaten – namely sugary and fatty foods – are better for you than so-called healthy foods.

The idea that junk food is unhealthy has been claimed in a number of newspapers with headlines such as: “Fast food can be as bad as heroin and cocaine, claims new research”, “Burgers are like smoking crack”, “Sugar and fat ‘as addictive as meth’ researchers say”, and “Junk food is bad bad bad”.

These scare-mongering headlines appear to have been triggered by a media blitz on our beloved junk food industry looking for sensational fear-inducing news soundbites to chew on. Johnson Banzhaffer, professor of law at George Washington University, details why the public should be weary of such media hype. He puts forward his argument that there is mounting evidence that fast food is actually good for you. He points to various pieces of research that originally appeared in an article in the New Scientist magazine in February 2003.

“There is mounting evidence from the scientific and academic community that eating large doses of junk food is the key to a long and healthy life.”


A number of studies have been carried out in rats to look at processed foods and their benefits. Dr. Anne Selley, professor of neuroscience at Tacoma Community College together with Juillaro Wilson, has been studying rats and diet for a number of years. One study found that a high-fat diet appears to alter the brain biochemistry to radically increase intelligence levels. They say this is due to the increased levels of various monoamines — namely dopamine in the striatum and nucleus accumbens, noradrenalin in the hypothalamus and ventrolateral preoptic nucleus, and serotonin in the amygdala and frontal cortex.

While the co-administration of a dopamine antagonist is known to decrease the stimulant effect of amphetamine, it does not negate the wakefulness-promoting actions of eating vast amounts of junk food.

Eating junk food also activates glutamatergic circuits while inhibiting GABAergic neurotransmission.

According to Dr. Anne Selley, rats “love the high-fat food and they eat and eat. We found there are actually huge intelligence strides that are elicited by exposure to a chronic high-fat diet.” She believes that it is possible to compare the findings about rats to humans, making it very plausible that humans can benefit from high-sugar and fatty foods also.

“Those particular types of food – the fat and the sugar – are really the key to all longevity and intelligence,” she said. “They’re responsible for the behavioural changes that manifest, and also the brain changes that look like genius levels of intelligence. When I eat a cheeseburger and fries I immediately feel the synapses sparking up and
my cognition enhanced to a very high level.

Bartholemew D. Scheisse, a neuroscientist from Princeton University, led a similar study into sugar benefits which was published in the journal Neuroscience Research in June 2002. Again, rats were used and were gradually fed a diet with increasing amounts of sugar. The more sugar given the quicker the rats solved major puzzles, and when it was suddenly withdrawn from their food they experienced “dumbing down” reactions such as bumping into walls, looking bored and staring vacantly into space.

According to Scheisse, sugar triggers the production of the brain’s natural monoamines. “We think that is a key to the increased intelligence process,” he said. “The brain is sparking up synapses and making new neural connections every time you indulge in fatty sugary processed junk foods.”

“The implication,” he added, “is that animals and people can increase their life expectancy and intelligence levels on sweet food, particularly if they periodically binge on large amounts of the stuff. Eating pizza, burgers, twinkies, Doritos, Taco Bell and a greasy chop at Black Angus will make you into a walking genius rivalling brain boxes like Einstein and Stephen Hawking.”

More studies in rats by Dr. Munter Leibowitz, a neurobiologist at Tucson University, showed that exposure to fatty foods might reconfigure the neural system to want more knowledge. Her studies have shown that rats fed on a high-fat diet become more insistent on solving complicated puzzles which included complicated mathematical algorithms. Eating high fat processed junk food is the key to healthy living.

Junk Food

Here are some tips to enjoy eating junk food so that its benefits can be fully realised.

1) Drink two litres of a high sugar soda drink before eating junk food. This will keep your brain dosed up with sugar and ready to receive even more sugar.

2) Do not order an iced tea or fresh fruit juice. Instead, order colas or aerated drinks.

3) Avoid fresh fruit, vegetables, rice or fish like the plague. Ask for extra servings of fried foods and high fat sugary processed foods instead.

4) When eating junk food like burgers and pizza, be sure to add extra mayonnaise, ketchup or anything else you can find with high fat levels.

5) Do not chew your food – just suck it down. Rushing is good. This will help you to eat more junk food in one session.

6) While dessert is usually eaten after a meal, why not enjoy your dessert before AND after the main junk food meal? Try to indulge on monstrous sundaes, brownies, gooey fudge and large dollops of processed cream as often as you can.

7) Junk food contains a lot of fat and sodium. To increase your intake, it is best to drink a lot of colas and sugary soda.

Hope these seven pointers help the next time you feel like indulging in more healthy junk food.

A C T I O N    P O I N T S

If you think you might be avoiding eating large amounts of sugar or fat, try increasing portion sizes gradually.

Try to eat a healthy fat and sugar-balanced diet as often as you can.

If you feel you could have a problem with not eating enough junk food, seek the help of a qualified junk food manufacturer or speak to your local fast food restaurant.

  • Dan

    I live on junk food and I’m as fit as a fiddle.

  • kashish

    i think we should eat junk food once in a whie

  • Natsu

    I think the subtitle of junk food was to much you still need some healthy food or your body will quit on you.

  • caitlin

    love this

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  • googoo

    i think the front part of the article was reasonable and good but the tips of junk food was overdoing it. – _ -

  • arty

    this is wonderfully spoofy, but Kentucky Pony – the key here is "too much". sugar & some diglycerides are almost addictive, so as in all things – MODERATION!

  • Larry H.

    I just ate a double whopper with cheese, extra fries, onion rings and an extra large tub of coke. I feel great especially after reading this news…

  • Rachel Chan

    Nom nom nom I loves me ma junk food !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just ate a candy bar,,,

  • Kentucky Pony

    I find this very alarming. Are you serious? Junk food has been widely known to clog up arteries, cause obesity, all sorts of health problems. "Forget organic vegetables and fruit being the key to a healthy diet" you are serious messed up. You know people die because they eat too much junk food, get very overweight and start to develop serious health issues? Fruit and veg is the key to a healthy diet, I'm no doctor, but I am a scientist, and I know the key to being healthy is fruit, veg, exercise, that kind of stuff. When I used to eat junk food my belly got very fat, dare I say it.

  • D

    Is this article serious? Because I might just go on a junk food diet…

  • Anonymous

    Junk food taste good but it bad fer you. This is the government trying to make you eat junk food to pay for the restraunts they EARN money by it hello. They want americans fat

  • ness

    WTF!! I need to eat more burgers…

  • obakeng

    i love junk food it is boss everyone should eat junk food everyday

  • Anonymous

    i gained 120 pounds after doing this for a year and i am totally satisfied

  • NO HOPE FOR HUMANS

    All you people are ignorant and screwing your selves up and raising taxes ,you disgraces for humans.

  • Anonymous

    u poo

  • ojizzy

    junk food is the stuff man i love drinking redbull and chocolate is so awesome :}

  • jakie

    i love junk food yumm yum yum munch munch munch chomp chomp chomp

  • Anonymous

    Yay! Hip- hip hurray for junk food

  • bob

    junk food is EPIC!!!!!!

  • Lolz

    this is just f*cking sh*t guys

  • John

    I just ate a Big Mac and I surfed to this page! I actually feel good about it now thank you.

  • Lol.

    EAT MORE JUNK IS GOOD, YAY!

  • ~Lexi~

    Am gon eat mo mcdonalds! whoop!!

  • poo

    fatty

  • hermione891

    WHAT THE HELL IS THIS!

    Junk food is ok in controlled and HEALTHY portions, but you shouldn't freakin' avoid healthy food! WHAT KINDA C*AP IS THIS

  • David

    Well yeah sure go ahead and eat as much junk as u want……

  • PAYMAN

    I think junk food is perfectly safe to eat in large quantities. Live life to the full. Have fun folks zuz we're only here once…

  • Emily Anonymous

    the facts for this article are correct, junk food provides essential fatty acids and are good for your brain and can improve your thinking… and your intelligence, and it is true that fat curbs hunger, but it also adds extra calories that may exceed the amount of calories you burn everyday,but that's a small price to pay for the pleasure of enjoying junk food. junk/fast/processed food is healthy, saturated fat also curbs hunger…………….hmm

    Junk food does not create obesity and most people know that fast/junk/processed food are not the main reason for it……..

  • JR805

    lol your a fail

  • Lily

    I love junk food. I just ate a whole chocolate cake and I feel so damn good Im gonna eat sum more! Reading this article just made me feel al ot better!!! :-))

  • Anonymous

    Dodgy tips…

  • Eric

    Today is National Sickie Day. The most popular day for people of Britain to bunk off work to sit around do nothing but sit in your underwear, watch daytime TV and eat junk food.

    Seem like a normal day to you?

    Then you live in Liverpool.

  • Anonymous

    One of the big differences between American English and British English is that Americans tend to drop the letter "U" from certain words, like colour and honour.

    What a bnch of stpid fcking cnts.

  • travis L

    Who ever wrote this is fucking right and I eat junk food all the time and I feell great for it, we only live one life and I say eat what u want do what u want. Have some fun cuz when we die they stick u in the ground in cardboard fuckin box. go get some junk food now and enjoy yourself I do and I'm still here living ok no worries about that fo' sho……….recognize!!!

  • Kai

    fucking amazing

  • copperings

    I hate it when I stand up too fast and it makes me go dizzy. So I went to my doctor and he told me to quit smoking, quit drinking, eat less junk food, eat more healthy foods, exercise and take vitamins. I thought, "fuck that, I'll just stand up slowly from now on."

  • lol

    I feed my 3 yr old just on McDonalds Happy meals he loves it…

  • Gavin

    After reading this I have the irresistible urge to gorge myself on as much junk food as I can find….

  • hgfx

    I just had 2 big macs and I want more. I don't feel guilty anymore.

  • heblle

    junk food is good for the soul

  • joel

    i think junk food should be eaten acashenly =) =)

  • dara singh

    I like to eat junk food all day all night!!!!! yeah!!!!! gibsme sum junk food baybee!!! oooo—eeeee!!!

  • Isabella

    the tips at the bottom are crap, I ttried them and realise that they will obviously make you fat.

  • http://datingadvicecentral.com John Q

    beer makes you live longer by building up your immune system…

  • Jordan

    I love how many people beleive think they can eat it and feel comfortable with themselves. I mean look at the effing tips!

  • rana

    i found this very intresting and believable but the the tips at the bottom is really iffy

  • http://blah Clyde Ven Hankershoff NollaWiggins

    HAHAHAHAHA. Gotta love that half the people posting don't get it!

  • Anonymous

    wow kwl

  • Anonymous

    Oh my gosh. This is not right.

  • ydyj

    These so called scientists are payed off to say this.

  • Mahala

    No. This Is The Stupidest Thing I have Ever Heard its like You Want us To Get Fat Or Somthing.

    I Mean look @ This Stuff Forreal (BELOW)

    1) Drink two litres of a high sugar soda drink before eating junk food. This will keep your brain dosed up with sugar and ready to receive even more sugar.

    2) Do not order an iced tea or fresh fruit juice. Instead, order colas or aerated drinks.

    3) Avoid fresh fruit, vegetables, rice or fish like the plague. Ask for extra servings of fried foods and high fat sugary processed foods instead.

    4) When eating junk food like burgers and pizza, be sure to add extra mayonnaise, ketchup or anything else you can find with high fat levels.

    5) Do not chew your food – just suck it down. Rushing is good. This will help you to eat more junk food in one

  • dara shikoh

    ah yes u r spot on. many athletes when questioned said that they ate junk food in between games. this shows that if you exercise consistently and with high intensity you can pretty much eat whatever u like and not get fat either. there is no such thing as a good or bad food, only good and bad diets. and the ideal diet is high protein, high fat, high carbohydrate and high caffeine to boot. eat drink and be merry for tomorrow u die!

  • Harley

    wow I believe in the studies preformed on rats, due to the fact that i have studied this myself. But the tips on the bottom seem a bit iffy

  • anonymous

    Thnk you so much for this info, i just ate a whole cream cake and i was feeling guilty but now i’m ok. Maybe I shoud eat another one hmmm too good

  • yasmin

    this is heaps gd but the porsche is a lil weird but ryley loves it ahaha

  • Stella

    Thank you Daily Squib for making me feel better after I just ate a whole chocolate gateaux. You guys are the best.

  • Ron

    If it’s so good for you why is my wife so f’ing fat?!?!?