Fast Food Persuasive Essay

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Obesity, as noted earlier, can be caused by indulging large amounts of food. However, indulging fast food can make the outcome far worse. Fast food is highly processed and contains added sugar, huge amounts of carbohydrates, unhealthy fats, and sodium (Pietrangelo). Added sugar contains contain little to no nutritional value while containing high calories. According to the American Heart Association, most Americans take in twice as much sugar as is suggested for excellent health (Pietrangelo). The extra calories add up to extra weight, which can possibly lead to heart disease. According to a study published in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics, adolescents and children take in more calories from fast food chains than at home (Pietrangelo). When high amounts of carbohydrates …show more content…

However, fast food restaurants are the true reason why we have limited space. Three to four fast food chains can be easily spotted with close proximity to each other on any street or intersection. Why have so many fast food chains so close to each other when they are basically serving the same food. If critics want to save space, fast food chains should be abolished and with that new land, healthy venues should be …show more content…

We are unfortunately attracted to fast food in too many ways. From their addictive ingredients to the advertising market to the cheap prices, all of these factors are reasons why we eat fast food. Out of all people, lower class people are at the most risk because they tend to eat fast food frequently due to their low budget. In order to stop obesity rates in minorities, children, and everyone else from skyrocketing, we must take actions. We must create a cheaper and healthier system in targeted communities. Once we are able to attain this goal, obesity rates will be on the

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