Cause and Effect Essay

485 WordsOct 16, 20122 Pages
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1/3 of adults and 1/6 of children in United States is obese. In the last 20 years, obesity rates has spiked to an all-time high. Obesity has doubled for adults and tripled for children. In 2010, not one state has passed the prevalence norm of less than 20%. Thirty-six states had a prevalence of 25% or more; 12 of these states which include Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas and other southern states had prevalence of 30% and up. If this epidemic continues, by the time today’s children reach adulthood, obesity will be so common that it would be normal and healthy weight. One of the biggest problems has become lack of home cooking. When you cook at home you could control amount of fat, sugar and salt that you put in your food, but instead people are too lazy or busy to cook at home so fast-food and restaurants had become a common place to eat for American families. People used to take pride how good they cook but with the time changing, where work has become number one priority in our lives people had less and less time to cook a normal healthy meal at home so they turned to fast food joints to save the day. Fast-food not only started to dominate the landscape, but it also had become a well-known American export around the world. Unfortunately the thing that people don’t understand is that, fast food has almost no nutritious value and is loaded with salt, sugar, artificial flavors, fat, and preservatives and with addition of the drive-through things turned to worse. In America most of the people have sitting life style. They sit in the car, work and at home and now you don’t even have to move your legs get to your greasy, salted and artificial flavor loaded food. You can sit in your car and still order your poison of choice be it hamburger, taco or other stuff from plethora of fast-food chains. Along with the lack of

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