Effects of fast food on health NATIONL UNIVERSITY OF MODREN LANGUAGES ISLAMABD Submitted to: Madam Farhat Sajjad Submitted by: Ejtehad Hussain Roll No: 10723 BSSE-IV (Morning) Date: TABLE OF CONTENTS Sr.# Contents Page No 1 Abstract 3 2 History 3 3 Objective 3 4 Research Method 3 5 Interviews 4 6 Conclusion 6 7 References 6 Abstract:- Introduction:- Food is nessary for human life and for good health it also required that food must be healthy but in the fast-paced life with busy schedule and almost no time to cook people give more preference to fast food. Burgers, pizza, fried stuff with cheese, French fries, donuts, and all such food items that can be prepared and served quickly are termed as fast food and
Studies have shown that people who eat fast food more than twice a week drastically increase their chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and a host of other chronic problems. Fast food’s bad reputation stems from a number of factors, but the primary issue is that fast foods are abundant in a handful of unsavory substances: sodium and trans-fats. These compounds wreak havoc in your body, and the more of them you eat, the more damage they do. Good nutrition is important for students to live a healthy life now and in the future. Students overall poor nutrition habits are linked to negative future health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, iron deficiency anemia, and certain cancers.
In a nutshell, constant and regular consumption of fast food can lead to an overall unhealthy condition. Malnutrition, obesity, increased risks of heart attack and an overall unhealthy body are some of the things that follow a junk food addiction. ii. These conditions are the effects of some of the ingredients in the junk food which contain a lot of artificial food additives, iii. can lead to major health effects iv.
However, in recent years, the fast food industry has become the subject and source of the rise in the rate of obesity throughout countries. Journalist and author Eric Schlosser explained in his book, ‘Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal’, that today, fast food has created an impact on society that has fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. Large fast food corporations, such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, have become so prominent in people’s daily lives that they have grown so powerful by exploiting their young consumers that they can influence government nutrition policies, as described by Professor Marion Nestle in her book ‘Food Politics’.
Fast food is an affordable and convenient way to fill yourself up when on the run. Although you shouldn 't feel guilty for an occasional indulgence, regularly eating fast food can seriously damage your health. Coupled with low nutritional value, the high fat, calorie and sodium content of these foods can lead to a variety of health problems. With statistical associations to weight gain, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions and all-cause mortality, regularly eating fast food can be a dangerous thing.A typical fast food meal is extremely high in fat and calories. Weight gain occurs when you consume more calories than you burn in a day.
However through the research of many professors and researchers, it has been concluded that fast food causes many health problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease and some cancers. This is because of some of the harmful chemicals added within fast foods, such as trans fats and refine grains that cause heart disease and Cardiovascular disease,
Effects of Fast Food Junk food can be your last food. Junk food is the worst foe of human health, and it begins when people start advertising about fast food, and how delicious it is. Likewise, when people start talking about fast food, and how it is better than food that prepared at home. Many people are addicted to fast food because it is more delicious, convenient, and faster. However, these days people think that junk food may not affect their lives and their health.
Fast food is relatively inexpensive and the portions are more than sufficient. Fast food is known for some very similar characteristics. It is generally high in fat, calories, sugar and sodium, and it has no real nutritional value. Eating a lot of fast foods has harmful side effects. By being so high in fat and calories, the immediate effects include gas, bloating, increased heart rate and energy crashes.
The more body fat you have, the more obese you become. In the article, “Slow Food,” the author states, “... It isn't just the fast food that's killing people, it's what they termed a ‘fast-food lifestyle’ that includes inactivity, gluttony and doing everything - including eating - too fast.” Thus meaning, eating a great deal fast food tends to bring with it an unhealthy lifestyle, one of excess, eating too much too quickly. Not only does this increase the amount of glycogen you make, but it decreases your