Fast Foods Essay

678 WordsDec 19, 20113 Pages
Jade Washington When people all over the world are looking for a quick bite to eat different fast food chains are usual the first stop to grab a meal and get back on the go. Fast food chains have grown over the years. In America, According to Julia Ransohoff: “there are 50,000 fast food chains across the United States, with McDonalds being the largest restaurant chain and in the world; there are more than 500,000 fast food places.” Fast food may not be the healthiest food, but its affordable, convenient and large variety in different foods. “In fact, over 25 percent of Americans consume fast food every day” says Julia. Americans spend over #100 million dollars for fast food a year so this shows how big fast food is our culture. Although fast food is tasteful it has its cons. Fast food does not have to be unhealthy, but the most common choices are the unhealthiest meals. Consumers often order meals that have more fat, calories, sugar and sodium which lacks vitamins and nutrition. According to Lawrence Robinson “eating just one fast food meal can pack enough calories, sodium and fat for an entire day or more. Eating fast food on a regular basis can lead to a host of different health problems, both physical and psychological.” Too many Americans don’t take the time out to see how the food is cook and how unhealthy it is for you. Some may even say that fast food is the highest contributor to obesity in the American population. Not only does it affect obesity but it also creates high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. This is the disadvantages of eating fast food. There are also its advantages. The most obvious advantage from eating fast food is that it saves time. We live in a fast-past society where people are constantly active. No matter how good home cook meals taste, after a long day of work and you are tired a hot pizza or a burger and

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