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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According to recent polls, approximately 3% of Americans admit to consuming fast-food at least once per day. This number, although it may appear small, it accounts for 9.5 million citizens across the United States who are unashamed of chowing down on a quick meal. Unfortunately, due to this consumerization, obesity and other like-minded illnesses have risen in recent years. The effects are costly and capable of making people pay the ultimate price: their life.
Who hasn’t heard about Chipotle yet? Chipotle is modern day fast food business. Chipotle thrives on serving non-GMO and healthy foods. Chipotles profits are estimated over $200 million. There are over 2,000 Chipotle franchises across America in 2015.
The author gives several “short-term and long-term consequences” that can happen from eating a lot of fast food which are gaining more weight than those who don’t eat out as often, not meeting nutrient needs, and consuming more calories than
Today life is on the fast track. People are always on the go and don’t have time to properly take care of themselves or their families. For most Americans, fast food and junk food are ready to grab for a snack or a quick dinner. They don’t slow down to think about how the foods they are eating effect their long term health. Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children.
Making sure that your children eat a healthy diet is important. After all, children need the right nutrients to ensure that they are healthy and growing the way that they should. It is easy to get busy and let proper nutrition slide in favor of foods that are ready fast without taking a lot of work. The good news is that you can get back on track and start improving your child's diet. Here are several tips that you can use to help your children start eating a healthier diet that will provide them with better health in the future.
In conclusion, it can be concluded that fast food have many effects of the body. Four effects are obesity, disease, stress, and lack of essential nutrients. I recommend that less fast foods be consume, or if consume, then consume at a small amount. Smart choices can also be made when selecting the fast food you
A popular hamburger chain is being blamed partly for the obesity crisis in different parts of the world. If among people, health professionals have cautioned the public from eating too many burgers and fries from McDonald’s, the same advice is given to dog owners. Can I Give My Dog noted that everyone knows it is not healthy to feed your dogs a Big Mac, French fries, or anything else brought from McDonald’s. However, the website pointed out that some dog owners not only give their pets food from the fast-food chain but even routinely feed it to their canines. Why is it a bad choice?
According to Centres of Disease Control and Prevention more than one-third (34.9% or 76.6 million) of U.S adults are obese. In this fast moving world, may it be people from the corporate world or even students no one really have the time to wait to get their food done. So the only way is that they buy themselves fast food. However, awareness is being created these days about the effects of fast food people are also starting to blame fast food for increasing rate of obesity.
“Fast food restaurants have us hooked on to their tasty food. You See a lot of people buying fast food because how good it tastes. Well let me tell you it is not good for your health. Why do fast food places lower their prices because they know people will buy it if it doesn’t cost that much and most people buy it cause that`s how much they can afford”. Fast food places is a way to not cook every week I feel bad for people when I go to McDonald’s and ask them, do you know what you’re eating in they say
Food is advertised to the public in so many wrong ways it’s amazing what’s allowed. Wrongly advertised food can mean a lot of different things. Fast food restaurants are notorious for wrongly advertising items look. Another one is when junk food products or unhealthy food items and advertised toward obese and young children. My last topic is what are the laws and regulations regarding food advertising and what they're allowed to say and show to who.
Though utterly delicious, the foods they serve are totally unhealthy junk foods that are high in sugar, trans and saturated fat, simple carbohydrates, sodium, and a lot of hazardous chemicals which naturally make them enemies for our body. Fast food restaurants being everywhere makes it a number one choice for most people to get an easy and cheap meal, especially for those who live or work near the restaurants, without really caring about what kind of junk they are eating. Fast food companies also have unethical marketing techniques that target children, using promotional cartoon or movie-related toys to make children even more attracted to buy their products. Moreover, fast food restaurants selectively give nutritional information to their innocent customers, hiding the shocking facts that will make the customers recoil from buying their foods and refuse to come back ever again. Despite all of these, suing fast food companies doesn't feel quite right.
The effects of obesity on our society Obesity is a terrible thing to have in life. People often assume overweight is the same thing as obesity but that in entirely wrong. “The United States is already one of the most obese countries on this earth and is quickly rising ever so higher on the list” (American 1). Obesity negatively affects society by insurance cost, health, Quality of life. Obesity affects your everyday life in many ways even with the simple things like tying your shoes and standing up by yourself.
Cafeteria food in schools is made to be healthy for students, but is it really healthy for students if they think it is foul and do not want to eat it? Should schools change the healthy foods to foods that students would actually want to eat? School food’s job is to be healthy and tasty to get the students through their day, but sadly school lunches tend to miss the mark on both accounts. Public schools rely on money from the government to supply food to their students, but due to several cutbacks the thing served in the cafeteria is hardly food at all. We all know the stereotypical school food mystery meat Monday or a slab of grey mush and sadly that is not too far from what it is in reality.
The issue has arrived concerning the definition of “junk” food and whether or not the government should be able to control it. The committee seeks to prevent the nation from falling into this trap of confusion. The topic of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP has been a recent issue and we as a committee seek to address it. The major question is, Should the government be able to control what people buy or do not buy with food stamps? As a chairperson of the United States Department of Agriculture exploratory committee, we would like to present our information.
Fast food is considered popular because it 's convenient, it 's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu. Fast food marketers marketing to children and adolescents has skyrocketed throughout the last century. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, funded by the government, "In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970 's" ("Healthy Schools"). In fact, this statistic is predicted to increase significantly as fast food restaurants are continuously being built everywhere in the U.S. Fast food restaurants are everywhere.