In the past, People would eat freshly prepared food with their family at home. Today however, many people, particularly young people, prefer to eat fast food such as hamburgers, fried chicken, French Fries, or pizza. There are many reasons why this change has occurred, but this essay will also outline the serious effects of this move towards fast food on individuals and society.
There are many reasons for the popularity of fast food. One of the main reasons is the change in lifestyle. Many people in the United States are working long hours, shifts, or extended school days. They don’t have time to find ingredients or prepare good food. Another cause is the huge number of young, affluent people in the United States. The rapid development of the country has meant that young people, who comprise over 75% of the population, have money to spend. A third reason is advertising.
However, this change in diet can have some serious effects. One effect is on health. Many individuals in the United States are becoming obese. These people will be less productive and have conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Another result of fast food is the loss of the family tradition of eating together. Children and adults rarely eat together now, and thus get less opportunity to talk. A further effect is on the economy. Although fast food is not very expensive, it is more expensive than cooking properly for yourself.
In conclusion, fast food, although it is convenient and a tasty addition to a diet, can have serious health and social effects. People should learn to choose fast food carefully and remember the pleasure of eating good food. One thing to prevent people in the United States