Cafeterias themselves serve up junk food, much like fast food forcing kids to take on an unhealthy way of life even if their parents have practiced a healthy way of eating at home. There are many reasons why fast food is bad for you. In this paper I am going to address some of these issues as well as alternatives. The first reason that we like fast food is because it’s quick, and it’s cheap. Fast food companies are outnumbering actual restaurants because they're food is ridiculously affordable, easy to get to and s delicious.
John Cordo (pg1) stated that “Fast Food contains artificial additives and high calories” A research shows that the America's favorite fries, McDonald’s fries used a lot of sodium propionate which is really harmful to our body to prevent bacterial or mold growth. Besides that, fast food also contain lots of fats , sugar, salt and it is really low in fiber and nutrients. This causes the people who constantly consume fast food gain weight easily due to the consumption high fats and calories and less intake of fiber and vitamins. This causes people to get serious sickness easily. In old days, people who get sickness such as diabetes or heart attack are normally elderly but now, a sixteen year old teenager have high chances to get such terrible sickness.
A homemade burger consists of 256 calories that’s 284 calories less than one big mac from a fast food restaurant and 224 calories less than one double cheeseburger from a fast food restaurant those numbers are pretty big when you already have health problems consuming these huge numbers of calories is not good for the existing problems they will only get worse and possibly lead to death. CO2 is a bad chemical that can harm many people if directly inhaled or swallowed. Fast food restaurants uses many
in the fast food industry many resturants have been blamed and been sued for causing obesity. thous some people believe that they are not to blame for cause obesity, i had found s some facts that support these people's beliefs. one fact i found in the surgenons gerneral testimony on obesity that says "the realality is that resturants including many fast food resturants, now offer low-fat, healthy choices." now since the fast food resturants have less fattening food like salads and low fat chocies, making it better for people to eat there with out eating the extremely fatty food. another fact i found in the same acticle is "fundamental resaon our children are overweight is this: Too many children are eating too much and moving too little."
In the past century fast food companies such as Mc Donald’s took over a significant part of overall food industry and also encouraged many people to consider fast food as a safe option for themselves and their kids nourishment. Many fast food restaurants are trying to provide healthier food or at least have something healthy in their menus to choose, although the main and most popular meals that most customers and their kids choose are really unhealthy. Constant consumption of such foods can cause harmful effects on young persons body and psychological/mental performance. There are just too many kids that struggle from overweight that leads to heart diseases and other health problems. While people let their children get amused by flashy and strong fast food advertisement the situation is getting worse.
When people go grocery shopping or out to eat, they don’t always make healthy choices in regards to the food that they chose to get. Things that make food unhealthy are extra amounts of sugar, sodium, and fat. Too much of any of those can cause serious health problems which a lot of people in America today suffer from but I will talk more about this later. The real problem is why are people making these choices? It’s simple, unhealthy food is cheaper than healthy food in many cases.
French fries are very high in carbohydrates; consuming an excessive amount is not healthy because it can lead to obesity. Another problem with eating too many French fries is that they are loaded with salt; excess sodium consumption can contribute to high blood pressure, which can eventually lead to stoke or kidney failure. There are some chemical additives added to enhance flavor and color, and to increase the product’s shelf life; all this has an adverse effect on human health. However, if the potatoes which are the base ingredients of French fries are baked, and eaten without adding excess cheese, bacon, sour cream, butter or any other condiments, they can be considered to be highly nutritious. Doughnuts contain a large amount of sugar.
We cannot turn on the television without commercial after commercial advertising one type of food or another; most of which is greasy fast food that is full of fat. The primary goal of the food industry is to make money with very little concern for what it is doing to the health of Americans. Recently fast food restaurants have tried to add some things that are healthier to their menus, but if you notice they usually add something very fattening and enticing at or around the same time. Most people when faced with the choice of a bland salad or hot sandwich are going to choose the sandwich. Not only does it taste better it is also more convenient.
Burger King soon followed in the 50’s and has also received its fair share of lawsuits. Some believe that suing consistently is acceptable because they are using their freedom of using the court system but many believe that it is a frivolous waste of time. Because fast food has become increasingly available, many Americans use the opportunity to eat their food whenever they want it and at a low cost. Yet when the visits are far too often they look for someone else to blame for their mistakes. Take Gregory Rhymes for example.
This may vary depending on several factors such as age, weight, height, physical activity and gender. Fast food has had a negative impact on Americans, especially teenagers, as it has been linked to serious health problems ranging from obesity to diabetes. McDonald’s is one of the main fast food restaurants responsible for health problems on teenagers in the United States. Physical Problems Plenty of McDonald’s food is good tasting, except that it is not nutritionally balanced and, therefore, unhealthy if consumed on a regular basis. Burgers, French fries, sodas, milkshakes, ice cream, etc are just an example of the wide menu McDonald’s has to offer the consumer making it easy for them to order a highly caloric meal.