And more than anyone could ever think of. This paper will describe about what fast foods contain, why they aren’t the main reason to obesity, and how to overcome obesity. Fast food is food that can be prepared and served quickly to people who are on a hurry. Fast food restaurants usually have a walk up counter and/or drive-thru window where you order and pick up your food without having to wait long. Probably you will hear people telling you fast food are not good for our body at all.
" “Fast food is well-liked and popular for the reason that it is convenient, cheap and it tastes good. However, the real cost of eating fast food not appears on the menu” (Schlosser, 2016). The idea of fast food industry started with white castle. It was the first chain of fast food created in 1921. Then, the fast food starts to progress and advertise in most of the countries" (Linker, 2012).
The famous American chef Alice Waters once said, “I think America 's food culture is embedded in fast-food culture. And the real question that we have is: How are we going to teach slow-food values in a fast-food world? Of course, it 's very, very difficult to do, especially when children have grown up eating fast food and the values that go with that.”. Popularized in the 1950s in the United States, fast food is a mass-produced food that is prepared and served in a short amount of time that contains less nutrients compared to other foods and dishes. However, in recent years, the fast food industry has become the subject and source of the rise in the rate of obesity throughout countries.
It may be true that a person’s lifestyle might not be the main reason being overweight. however, studies had proven that the gene can only cause people to gain an extra 1 or 2 kilos where people who are obese usually carry an extra 50 kilos which are mainly caused by overeating and a poor lifestyle. That is why the fat gene should not be taken into consideration when looking for the reason of obesity In short, the main cause for obesity and poor health is the lack of self-care and an unhealthy lifestyle. Overall, people who are active most of the day have a less chance of developing weight problems or become obese. Also, people who carefully look into what they are eating usually are thinner and healthier.
Since fast foods are something that people can just run by, buy it, and eat it quickly, it is popular for those who are wishing to eat but does not have a lot of time. Eating foods quickly usually does not give any advantages to its action, but in a certain study, it is preferred as time saving products. Ken McGuffin stated this in “Exposure to Fast Food Influences Our Everyday Psychology and Behavior”. In addition, those who eats fast foods usually has stronger impression on their mind to save money compared to others. At the same time, this also gives out a different meaning.
Today, there are many fast food restaurant business that offer the food to achieve their target profit without taking into consideration of people’s health as their expect that it is people choices for them to consume it or not. First of all, we can classify fast food as a food that is low in nutrition value. In order for our bodies to function properly and stay healthy, it is important that we follow a good nutritious diet. There are five main types of nutrient which is protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, and water. If people neglect to have the right combination of these nutrients, it will be very difficult to live a healthy lifestyles.
In this era we are living in a fast food world, and the worst is that we have so many things that we have to do but there isn’t much time to fulfill it. The parents don’t have time to cook so they find it easier to bring fast food for their families and their children to eat, and there are many dangerous stuff and diseases resulting from eating fast food. Such as obesity, heart diseases, diabetes and so on. Fast food can be harmful and damage one’s body. These days people blame fast food restaurants for their obesity, while millions of people spend a drastic amount of money to lose their overweight, still fast food restaurants are serving junk food in the whole wide world.
Nowadays fast food is very popular around the world and many people especially the young like it very much. As a result, fast food has developed into an increasingly important industry in our economy. However, on the other hand, fast food is widely criticized by young and old alike. Besides, some people say that fast food is in lack of nutrition so it’s unhealthy while others consider that fast food can make people especially young children overweight. For me, the growth of fast food does more benefit than harm to the economy and people’s life.
Fast food companies have been growing since they were first brought into use less than a century ago. Even though fast food has been in place for such a short amount of time, they have been able to cause a lot of changes in the daily life of society. One of the main issues that have come from the rise of fast food is the obesity epidemic. Although fast food is not the only factor to be considered in this problem, it is one of the largest aspects. Around ninety one percent of children consume what is considered to be an unhealthy diet and less than half get the recommended sixty minutes of physical activity every day.