The less fibre children consume, the more likely they are to develop constipation, which can cause abdominal pain and discomfort. once children have eaten fast food, they consume more calories and fewer nutrients for the rest of the day. On days when kids ate fast food, compared with days when they ate at home, adolescents and young children consumed an additional 309 and 126 calories. (Melcum). This is major because, lack of fibre and to many calories can impact people to gain weight, create irregular digestion, and get a chronic disease.
Although science has proven that genetics can play a role in obesity, they do not continuously and accurately predict the future health of an individual; there may be a genetic propensity for obesity, but environmental and personal factors have a greater influence in determining a person’s weight. For an individual to be considered overweight, they must exceed the set BMI of 25 or higher; to be considered obese, one must exceed the BMI of 30 or higher. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2005, an estimated 1 billion adults worldwide were overweight, and 300 million considered obese. Obesity proves to cause many health risks and in recent years has shown to be an epidemic. Those who suffer from obesity have a significantly higher chance of cardiovascular risk and stroke, high blood pressures, and cholesterol levels.
According to the article, ‘10 Things the Processed Food Industry Doesn 't Want You to Know, and Body Ecology’s 2 Powerful Tools to Help You Fight Back!’ low Iron and food additives have been linked to children with ADHD. This article also speaks to how the ingredients in processed foods cause the human body to become addicted much like a substance abuse addiction. Diets that include processed meats have also been linked to pancreatic, colon, stomach and breast cancer. A diet that is not rich in the nutrients the body needs to function, causes problems in adults and even worse problems in children who are still developing and learning in school,” stated by Danielle Gaines, writer of School Junk Food Reduces Health of
Kids are becoming overweight recently due to ingesting calorific foods, and these foods do not give the essential nourishment for the kids. According to a research paper issued in “Pediatrics” in 2004, while kids are ingesting a greater amount of calories, extra sugars, and fat from junk food, they will eat a smaller amount of fruits, vegetables, and fiber. Furthermore, food with too much calories and fat will cause addiction, since kids who rarely eat junk food began to eat it, they could not avoid consuming it. As a result, kids who regularly eat junk food are in great danger of obesity, according to a report published by the magazine “Nature Neuroscience” (2010). Additionally, obesity disturbs the child’s self-esteem negatively, and not only his health, since it is very essential to raising children.
When someone eat fast food, they might be feeling regularly exhausted and lack of energy. The high levels of sugar in junk food puts your metabolism under stress which tends secretion of high amounts of insulin to prevent a dangerous spike in blood sugar levels. Some people eat junk food followed by ice cream and wash down with fizzy drinks that again has high levels of sugar. Sometimes after eating junk food, your blood sugar levels will drop suddenly, leaving you feeling grumpy,. As you know fast food has large amounts of fat then one can gain weight and become obese leading to further health problems like heart disease, arthritis and diabetes.
Renner incorporates suspenseful and depressing music to bring attention to the fact that obesity can have a negative impact on a child’s life. For example, the US government spends 51 million marketing healthy eating to kids while the food industry spends 1.6 billion on ads promoting foods high in calories and low in nutrition to kids. When this fact was presented, the drums made the audience’s heart race as it shows how many high calorie foods restaurants hold. This is done to reveal how fast food places are fooling customers into buying their foods. Second, Renner includes calming music when showing children that are engaging in physical activity.
Meaning they found more benefits from fast foods as compared to their negative effects to the physical health and even to the environment. Most consumers ate at fast foods because they believe that foods are well prepared although there are authors who said that fast foods may have not prepared their foods carefully. Also, the respondents do not believe that fast foods have negative effects as claimed by various authors such as fast foods have preservatives and ingredients that can develop more fats resulting to becoming obese. Generally, on the major question if fast foods have more bad effects than good effects to the health of the young people, the responses said that fast foods have more good effects than bad effects. The next major question is ‘The Importance of Fast Foods’.
In addition, fast food has affected children’s growth and development. The development of children needs fruits, vegetables, and milk because they contain a lot of the nutrients that are important for their health. However, if children started eating fast food at an early stage in their lives, it will badly affect their health because fast food has a huge amount of calories, fat, and sugar that will stop their growth and decrease nutrition in their bodies. Although they will get more obese, they will not have the same power and energy that other children who eat healthy food (Yawar & Sultan, 2015). Consequently, children will grow up with unhealthy causing depression and other health