Is McDonald’s a healthy food choice?
"Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give
you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food - unless, of
course, it's a mallard." This mentality probably matches with the majority of the population.
Nicely formulated by Ted Nugent, an American rock musician from Detroit, Michigan.
Everyone knows fast food is bad. You can hardly find someone educated and actually
endorsing any type of fast food – unless, of course, this person would be one of them. By
them, I mean a member of the fast food industry such as McDonald's which surely stands out,
in particular, as the bulwark of the whole industry because of its success and its cheap
nutrition. But is McDonald's a healthy and sensible food choice? Despite the general
conviction that it is up to every individual himself to make the choice which sort of food he or
she wants to devour, I think each society in question – especially the doctors – should have a
sense of responsibility for unequivocally warning against the serious repercussions of the
products offered by McDonalds.
First of all, let's have a look at the American population – which surely is not exceptional in
this regard. In the next 18 years the number of obese people in the US is expected to rise to 42
per cent of the adult population. That means about 32 million more Americans will become
obese by 2030 compared to current levels. On top of this, the US Center for Disease Control
and Prevention also says that 11 per cent will be severely obese – that is 45 kilograms
overweight. The figures clearly speak one language. If the Americans don't stop this trend
now, I'm absolutely sure the government will probably never be able to offer Obamacare to its
people – even though it's not even implemented now. Having said this, I think it is for the
greater good to harshly regulate the advertisements broadcast by McDonald's. One...