SEE: 9 disturbing facts about junk food

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Fast food restaurants have popped up everywhere. They are convenient, and after a long day at work it's often easier to grab that burger and chips than to stand in front of the stove and cook a nutritious meal. 

While we all know junk food is not good for us, South Africans continue to buy copious amounts of it. According to the Mail&Guardian the percentage of adults who buy fast food at least once a month increased from 66% in 2009 to more than 80% in 2015. 

But before you drink your next soda or devour that plate of fries, it might be worthwhile to consider these facts:

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