Obesity is associated with many health problems both physical and mental. As way to deal with these problems, some people eat more because they are depressed. Fast food restaurants are located nearly everywhere leaving very few options for healthy restaurants. Even though fast food restaurants offer healthy food items as choices they are still very expensive and families cannot afford it. Everyone is titled to his or her own opinion about who is to blame for obesity but; do know fast food places are located everywhere
There is a ninety five percent chance that you don’t. Everyone is guilty of buying fast food and many don’t even know the side effects that go along with the purchase. The food we consider “fast” and “easy” are the same foods that are killing people every day. Although the consumption of “Fast food” is convenient and can save money, it can also cause severe health issues which include high blood pressure, weight gain and an increased chance of heart disease. This paper will evaluate the effects of fast food on its consumers.
Obesity in America is directly due to the fast food industry. From the rising mortality’s among people who are obese from fast food. To even the preservatives fast food chains use within their food. Not only have that calorie’s people intake from these restaurants even been miss looked. While people may think they can overcome the urge, fast food chains exclusively use addictive’s in their products to hook people from day one of use.
“The food is not properly taken care of, which leads all the way back to where the food is originally produced”, according to Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation. Even if it is easy to buy and cheap, the health risks outweigh the five minutes of satisfaction that fast food brings. People should carefully think before they eat fast food. The health risks that come from eating so much fast food can put your life in danger. Obesity can come from fast food being eaten on a regular basis and people typically do eat out on a daily basis.
People who regularly consume fast food overload their bodies with unhealthy additives since a single meal from a fast food restaurant often contains enough calories to satisfy one person's daily caloric requirement. A study from the Academy of Pediatrics (2007) also shows that people tend to consume less milk, fiber, fruit, and non-starchy vegetables after eating fast food. Due to the high consumption of fats and salts, in combination with a low intake of fiber and vitamins, people are more likely to gain weight and damage their health by eating fast food on a regular basis. Despite the health risks, most fast-food companies refuse to reduce the amount of fattening ingredients in their products. Burger King, Britain's second largest fast-food chain, recently rejected the government's suggestion to reduce levels of salt, fat, and sugar in their recipes.
Over 25% of Americans consume fast foods every day and over $100 billion is spent on fast food every year. All you think of is the convenience of it and how tasty it is but have you ever wondered how it is made and what effects it has on you? Fast foods are prepared with high levels of sodium and fat, bringing people back for more and more. Fast food is a bigger part of the American diet than you may think. These frequently consumed meals bring many negative effects upon us, including health issues, a poor environment and social problems.
Fast foods have been around for a long time. Each day, more a more people turn to it for a quick meal, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. As fast foods begin to progress and expand throughout the world, people, especially in the United States, have started to blame fast foods for their obesity and/or health problems. But is it really the fast food companies ' fault or the customers who consume their food? David Zinczenko wrote “Don’t Blame the Eater”, which states that fast food companies should be held responsible for giving all these people unhealthy food with them not really knowing what they are eating.
By falling pray to the relative ease of access, “great taste,” and intense advertising campaigns of fast food companies, Americans have become dependent on fast food not only to sustain themselves, but also their culture. The sustenance that American’s seek at fast food restaurants is not providing them with balanced and nutritious meals need to fuel a h... ... middle of paper ... ... Mar. 2014. Gómez-Pinilla, Fernando. "Brain Foods: The Effects Of Nutrients On Brain Function."
Whether people get their calories from a cheeseburger or a salad, it all depends on the amount of calories people consume per day. That doesn’t mean that fast food is good because there are still tons of chemicals and other ingredients that harm the body, but it doesn’t cause obesity. Limiting the amount of fast-food restaurants in an area won’t help decrease the amount of obese people. They will find the calories somewhere else if they can’t find it at a local McDonald’s. Shutting down fast-food restaurants would just leave people unemployed and hungry.
Food can become a trap when it is used as a substitute for love, friendship, or success; food is even used to cove... ... middle of paper ... ...es a March 2012 “Public Health Nutrition” article. The more fast food you eat, the greater your risk of depression becomes, the study concluded. Fast food affects people’s lives dramatically. It causes health issues from serious weight gain to diabetes. The contents in the food cause some people to have addictions to the food to where they would eat it every day.