With fast foods also come help and harm to the economy. While fast food chains bring in money for our economy from its businesses and its donations to charities, the money Americans spend on fast food, the medical costs and the amount spent on advertisements results in a decreased economy. Poor environment and social problems, such as low self-esteem and depression are yet other effects from the production of fast food. With all these disadvantages and few advantages that fast foods bring, do you really want to be that food in your mouth? Is it really worth the pain and suffering from poor health just to eat that tasty but completely unhealthy food?
Calories found in sugary drinks and fried foods are often referred to as “empty calories.” This type of calorie is broken down at an excessive rate and causes blood sugar levels to spike. The body then sends out hunger signals causing one to eat mor... ... middle of paper ... ...but that does not prove that fast food franchises are the culprit. I believe the people are to blame for their own obesity. A single person can single out themselves to buy the food from a restaurant knowing the proper nutrition will not be in the food. It all comes down to common knowledge and self control.
Consider th... ... middle of paper ... ...iance on fast food. However, in this instance, due to the legitimacy of fast food addiction, along with too much advertising, and the shoddy healthy menu alternatives offered, people have been unable to make a change, and continue to head in the wrong direction. As a result, the Government must step in as it has done in the past with tobacco, and regulate the market in order to save people from themselves. By creating a universal standard to measure the healthiness of a food, the government can then decide how much to tax certain menu items, and consequently control their price and demand. Furthermore, the government can decide which items will be declared as healthy choices, and thus which items can be advertised.
An individual does have responsibility for their dietary choices, but perhaps they cannot afford the expensive prices of healthier foods, so they have to turn to fast foods as a cheaper unhealthy way of eating. In my opinion, fast food is to blame for the rise in obesity because of the cheap prices, their locations, especially in low income neighborhoods, and poor advertising. Fast food chains attract thousands of consumers a day and continue to serve unhealthy food that is bad for the body. Frequent consumption of fast food can lead to serious health problems for the body. Obesity is associated with high blood sugar or diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke and disease (Rodrigo).
People health can become an issue since fast food contains an abundant amount of unhealthy ingredients. Furthermore, a home cooked contains fewer calories and help with countless of health issues. People would rather risk their health in the future to eat unhealthy than, to buy food that they can cook due to it being
He also states that eating healthy can result to a better health care system saving millions of lives. The big issue is Americans eating unhealthy every day, but proposing a plan to help stop it from happening. Bittman comes up with new ways to help stop unhealthy eating, but some of his ideas will not work. He comes up with an idea of simply putting a taxes on unhealthy foods and selling staple foods cheap. That will not work because that would upset the processed food companies and also the consumers the foods.
Since the blame of obesity as fallen on the fast food industries the restaurants have made alternation to preparing the food to reduce calories. These alternations might seem healthier, but the fact is it is not. These foods contain trans fats from the factors that has prepared them for the fast food restaurants. Fatty acids are already injected into many of the products so alternating the menu to look healthy really doesn’t solve America obesity problem. Obesity is the main focus in America, but it is not t... ... middle of paper ... ...high cholesterol, killing their own heart with this famous fast food.
Only through the re-allocation of our governments resources, those being subsidies and grants, to a more prominent solution, will we see a decrease in the rates of obesity throughout the country. This will create a spillover effect which will in turn decrease the negative externalities insisted upon the average non-obese consumer and rest of the country. This negative externality, being the over abundance of obesity reversal programs, and reckless amounts of tax dollars being spent, has shown to be inefficient.
When it comes to eating food most people weigh the options of cooking, eating fast food, or buying processed food. This essay will analyze America's decision on choosing a bad habitat or good habitat. Buying fast food rather than cooking a home cooked meal can be convenient and inexpensive for a lot of families in America. However, in the long run, their health can become an issue since fast food contains a lot of unhealthy ingredients. Meanwhile, home cooked meals contain fewer calories and help with countless of health issues.
Companies spend billions of dollars marketing food, drinks, and meals to children and youth (Mackey). So when you ask a kid what they want to eat, they will choose the food they have seen on television. Americans also show lack of willpower toward choosing healthy meals, which could be responsible for rising obesity. Overeaters now find themselves in the... ... middle of paper ... ...for the foods they sell somewhere so you can see what the food you’re eating has in it, and maybe make better choices. All of these things help.