However there are two reasons. One reason is that companies make it difficult for general population to differentiate in what is healthy and what is not. The second reason is that people who are economically disadvantaged don’t have access to healthier food options, thus contributing to the obesity epidemic. Fast food companies market any product that will sell, even if it may have little to no nutritional value or have detrimental health effects. All of this is committed legally with the help of money.
It can be seen in how addictive the food is and how hard it is to put down, how cheap and easy it is to get, and the fact that the portion sizes are way too large for anyone to be eating. Don’t fall into fast foods advertisement. It looks good and nice, but it really isn’t. Fast food is slowly destroying the body of many different people and there needs to be something done about it. Obesity is not something to mess with, because it can affect one’s life in many ways.
This essay will analyze America’s decision to choose a lousy diet or a great diet. Buying fast food rather than cooking a home cooked meal can be convenient and inexpensive for a plenty of families in America. However, when it comes to eating a meal nearly all people weigh the options of eating fast food, cooking, or buying processed food. In the long run, there could be a ton of consequences for choosing one option over the other. People health can become an issue since fast food contains an abundant amount of unhealthy ingredients.
The production of harmful foods should be limited. All these would be impossible if the government does not take active position against our diets. Introduction Obesity and overweight remain the two major social problems in the United States. Apart from the fact that obesity and overweight are dangerous by themselves, they also cause a variety of negative health consequences. Our lives our overloaded with tasks and obligations, and we often choose to eat something fast.
What people fail to consider is that frequent consumption of fast food is harmful in multiple ways: the alarming increase of medical problems in America is due to the fast food industry’s unhealthy preparation of food, easily accessible and convenient locations throughout the country, and falsely advertised nutrition. Fast foods are addictive, delectable, and relatively affordable, but are they necessarily as healthy as they are advertised to be? Like what Greenhaven press has mentioned, Medical professionals argue that excessive amounts of unhealthy food are sold by using tempting messages that reinforce overeating (11). Fast foods contain countless harmful elements, and the only "benefit" it provides is the illusion of being "full." One problem with junk foods is that they're low in satiation value, which can lead to overeating (Magee).
Fast food chains have enjoyed unimaginable success in the last half of the 21st century, the fast food restaurant is under threat as society becomes increasingly concerned with both the health effects of this kind of food, and the way it is produced. Unfortunately, people are not balancing their diets with vegetables and fruits causing a enormous amount of health problems in today’s world. The most common among these due to fast food are obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The problem with fast food consists of the types of fats they use as well as the peoples choices and sadly enough people wont make a change to better their health unless there are some guidelines or restrictions to help everyone. In order for our present and future society to have a better overall health, fast food should have government intervention to reduce serious health problems caused by fast food simply by banning trans fat, visibly showing calorie contents, and eliminating huge sizing options.
People eat junk food for its flavor rather than to meet their daily requirements of nutrition. Junk food is not good for your body and subsequently cause many health problems. Obesity is not the only risk, because heart disease is also a prime factor. Robin Chase in a article about junk food stated, “What you eat can affect your heart’s health and you chance of developing life-threatening heart disease” . When you eat all of the fats and sugars your heart can’t grow properly, therefore it will grow weak and will endanger you.
He proves his theory by wanting a smoothie and going to 2 different ‘wholesome foods’ just to be unsatisfied with the overly priced, ($9.00 and $7.75) more calories (roughly about 300), and longer wait periods (about 10 minutes each smoothie) to just go to a local McDonald 's and satisfy his craving for just $3 and 225 calories, plus it only took seconds to make (Freedman 506-507). Most are quick to jump to the assumption that fast food is unhealthy for you, although it is not particularly great for you, neither is the wholesome foods. The media shows that all processed foods make us ill and overweight, so we really do not have a choice but to believe that if we eat fast foods, we will become sick and unhealthy (Freedman 508). For that he attended a stress management seminar where a wellness coach spoke to those who came. She said that “ it’s okay to eat anything as long as its plants or animals origins aren’t obscured by processing”.
Without good grocery stores and markets it is also affecting hunger for where and how residents are going to get their food. Having limited local convenience stores that often have over priced items pushes more residents to be with less food and to go hungry. So, the lack of good grocery stores or markets with foods with nutrients affects both rates of obesity and hunger. Less money equals unhealthy, and more money equals healthy. A processed type of food is cheap, but also affects people's health.
In today’s Nation, it is expensive to try and have a healthy diet whereas junk food is cheap. Numerous amounts of people don’t think about their diet, because they are too busy with work, home, children, etc. Maintaining a healthy diet isn’t always the first thing people worry about. It is much more accessible for a person to pick up fast foods and feed their family instead of cooking an actual home-cooked meal. If junk food was priced the same as healthy foods then people would significantly change their diet, and the outlook of junk food would be viewed differently.