Fast food places are everywhere nowadays. Fast food industries have restaurants on every main road, advertising on highways for their place, advertisement on TV and so much more to try and draw in as many people as they can. More and more places are being put up every day, and it’s starting to make these fast food places the only places that people can go to. Healthy eating is being kicked out and replaced with McDonalds, Wendy’s and others. “Every day about one quarter of the United States population eats fast food” (Eric Schlosser). One and every four Americans eat at fast food places every day. That’s a crazy high number. It shows that a lot of Americans really depend of these places for food. The number shouldn’t be that high. These places aren’t healthy for the body...
Typically, countries such as America are trying to become a healthier nation despite of what they are accustomed to. America has been conditioned to the lifestyle of eating fast foods and ultimately has became an important part of their culture. Fast food restaurants such as Mcdonalds, Burger King, and KFC represent the image of America from the views of foreign countries. Since fast food is becoming abundant in America, they have picked up the trend of eating not only three meals a day but now four. This is problem because of how unhealthy fast food is: “Fast food is an affordable and convenient way to fill yourself up when on the run. Although you shouldn't feel guilty for an occasional indulgence, regularly eating fast food can seriously damage your health.” (Lee, par. 1). Many of these fast food restaurants are open 24 hours a day to encourage people to eat their fourth meal. Similarly, restaurants have made all you can eat options, including unlimited ice cream, pizza, fried chicken, and more. This specific type of food is readily available and extremely cheap in America, therefore Americans take advantage of this by consuming food without culture or tradition. In other countries, food has a greater importance and is more valued. Moreover, they look down on A...
While Americans frequently eat at fast food restaurants, most people do not know the harm it could be causing to their bodies. Obesity causes many illnesses, many of which are fatal, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. According to Jeffrey Friedman, “The United States is rapidly becoming the most obese nation in the world with nearly 300,000 deaths each year” (Friedman 594). Although lack of exercise and people opting for computers over outdoor activities contribute to the obesity epidemic, one of the main contributors to obesity is Americans’ frequent use of fast food restaurants due to the unhealthy nature of the food, which is often fried and accompanied by soda, and the lack of nutritional content; therefore, fast food restaurants should be
Fast food is one of the most convenient food restaurants in the world.It is easy and quick to buy. It is very quick and easy however it is very unhealthy, and causes many diseases. One example of this is my neighbor. My neighbors name is Nick. Nick is a thirty two year old man that is overweight. Nick orders fast food every two days. One month after his doctor told him he was obese, Nick was diagnosed with cancer. Nick had no clue how he got cancer, and when his doctor told him it was from eating too much fast food and becoming obese he was shocked. What this evidence suggests is why fast food has a very big impact on obesity. Fast food restaurants should reduce
Take a second to understand why fast food firms choose to sell products that are unhealthy. Their unhealthy products are in a high demand in the food market; in fact, they are simply giving us what we demand for. Most firms have started putting food labels on their menus so there is no room for excuse when making the right food choices. Nobody is forcing us to eat a whole box of Krispy crème donuts or a super-size meal at McDonalds. I believe that we are always looking for shortcuts in life and now we can anticipate there is a shortcut in what we put into our bodies. So we are consistently after things that are cheap, fast and affordable. Who better to attend to our needs than the fast food industry?
Since Americans typically live hectic lifestyles, fast food is a quick and easy way to grab a meal on the go. However, eating fast food frequently provides the body with high amounts of calories, sugars, saturated and trans fats, while lacking in vitamins and minerals. Overtime, eating fast food can take a toll on ones body and increase the risk of developing illnesses and diseases. These diseases include heart disease; type 2 diabetes, stroke, and cancer, breathing problems, arthritis and even reproductive complications.
The Truth Behind Fast Food Consumption McDonalds chicken nuggets were my favorite meal as a kid. Theres nothing like getting a free toy and some greasy food. However, I 've gotten older and my palette has changed. As a kid I struggled with obesity and fast food was a major contributor. I now live in an area where fast food is really not an option.
A person is hungry, they need a quick fix, lo and behold they happen to see those bright golden arches not too far in the distance. The person stops, pulls up to the drive through, and the speaker box begins asking them for their order. It’s the sad truth about fast food. The market is chock-full with hungry consumers on extremely tight schedules with “instant gratification” mindsets. One variable, the fast food market never could have predicted was a “healthy American”. Everything is now sorted into increments of one hundred calories conveniently put into separate packages for the new health-conscious men and women of the twenty first century. In the beginning, fast food markets preyed on a booming new market hungry of hamburgers and milkshakes- new staples in the American diet. Companies such as McDonald’s- the founder and leader of the fast food market- began with ad campaigns that focused on “juicy” burgers and large portions. Now the same chain displays clean-cut logos and markets salads more often than its original burgers. Fast food chains are forced to change according to social trends to meet the new demand of the consumers.
Over the last couple of decades the fast food industry has doubled in the number of chains popping up and restaurants built; there is no coincidence that as this industry has grown so too has the number of obese Americans. An article in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics explains that “politicians, social scientists, and health professionals seek explanations for the rapid increase of obesity rates in the developed world; the contemporaneous proliferation of fast-food restaurants has naturally garnered attention.” Fast food is typically high in saturated fats and high in calories. The more calories a person consumes, the more work the body will have to do to work off the access calories and keep it from becoming fat. R. Rosenheck wrote in Obesity Reports that “there is strong evidence for the independent role of fast food consumption contributing to increased caloric intake, hastening rates of weight gain or obesity.” Majority of fast food is high in calories, and half o...
Fast food is widely considered a hallmark of American culture, but has spread worldwide. In a society where everyone is always on the go, the fast food industry has persuaded people to give up quality in favor of artificially-enhanced taste and drive thru convenience. Experts often blame fast food for obesity and related health problems. By using advancing kitchen technology to move towards efficient large-scale production rather than increased quality, the fast food industry has created lower quality food, forced lower standards of taste, and has caused adverse health effects in it’s consumers.