Largest fast food market share McDonald’s serves more than 70 million people around the world in more than 120 countries. “You will see McDonald’s, everywhere you go”. You can see McDonald’s in airports, malls, cities, highways and parks. b. Strong Global Brand McDonald’s is currently the 6th most important brand in the world.
A Bacon Deluxe Double at Wendy’s is 880 calories alone, then add in the fries and the drink. This is making the meal even unhealthier, but people want more since it is so addicting. The salts, sugars, and fats are highly addictive ingredients when combined together, known as trigger substances (Cardiff 2013). People become so addicted to these three ingredients that they crave fast food and constantly go back for more. Since the research claims that these three key ingredients are what causes fast food to be so addictive, it is a possibility that removing these ingredients would cause humans to stop craving fast food so often.
The chemicals in McDonald’s food are used to enhance the flavor, but they do much more than that. Meaning, McDonald's incorporates unnecessary ingredients in their food that are proven to cause different diseases, showing that their initial purpose is not to promote a healthy lifestyle, but produce a successful business. Even a basic hamburger bun is composed of unnatural ingredients. The bun consists of azodicarbonamide, which is a chemical that is found in yoga mats, shoe rubber, and synthetic leather ("That Chemical Subway Ditched.."). It was approved for consumption by the FDA in the United States, but it was not accepted in Europe or Australia ("That Chemical Subway Ditched.. ").
This means that if we get rid of this culprit, we can take more steps to healthier diets which will open doors for more improvements. The main issue with Burger King is that the products they make do not satisfy our body’s needs. The contents in Burger Kings food are unhealthy and it puts you at risk for health problems due to the high amount of fat, cholesterol and sodium (Appleby). If someone were to eat Burger King daily they would begin to gain excess body fat, suffer from blocked arteries and they would develop high blood pressure (Appleby). This is shown in Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit where Drew Manning, a personal trainer through NASM, decided to eat unhealthy foods, such as Burger Kings, for six months and then show how to lose all those pounds afterwards (Manning).
Once we get into a routine, it can be really hard to change it, but if you want to change your body, you have to change your habits. So I guess you could say, teenagers who “cross under the golden arches of McDonalds” are doomed to a fate of obesity and diabetes. I also guess you could say shame on you Burger king for advertising unhealthy foods. Go ahead and say, it’s the restaurants fault for the $6.2 billion in health cost for diabetes. You could also come up with every excuse in the book to not exercise too; but in the end it was your choice all along.
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.
But is this really true? A McDonald’s Big Mac contains 540 calories, a medium fry has 380 calories, and a large sweet tea has 280 calories. So these meals are highly processed and very unhealthy for the human body. And eating this on a daily basis c... ... middle of paper ... ...ments in our food, but how are they doing this and why? The fast food industry is doing this because they have been losing sales for not having any healthy options on the menu.
I don’t think that they should be allowed to promote that in any way. On the website I found a part on evidence talking about how McDonald’s is not being truthful to it’s customers. They lied about what goes into their Chicken McNuggets. They claimed that it was just chicken breast and thigh meat but it is actually chicken meat mixed with chicken skin and cooked in high-beef lard, which is absorbed into it. They also lied about being the first fast food chain to voluntarily give out the ingredients in their food.
McDonalds has masked their beef by "processing them to such an extent that they appear as pure products of culture rather than nature" (Pollan, "Omnivore 's Dilemma" 115). In Pollan 's book The Omnivore 's Dilemma, he tries a cheeseburger from McDonalds himself and states "No, I could not taste the feed corn or the petroleum or the antibiotics or the hormones-or the feedlot manure," but adds, "that perhaps is what the industrial food chain does best: obscure the histories of the foods it produces" (Pollan, "Omnivore 's Dilemma" 114-115). Everyone is susceptible to McDonald 's and other fast food chain 's lies. At the end of the day we are consuming the same as the beef we eat- hormones, petroleum, feedlot manure, and antibiotics. All of these, whether by themselves or combined, can lead to health complications.
Zinczenko states how two kids filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s for making them fat. He states, “I tend to sympathize with these portly, fast-food patrons, though. Maybe that’s because I use to be one of them.” He argues that there is an abundance of fast food restaurants in North America and not enough healthier alternatives. Fast food restaurants believe putting the calorie intake next to food items alleviates them from being responsible for poor food choices. Furthermore, Zinczenko perpetuates the idea that the calorie information given is unclear and often inaccurate, which causes misleading perceptions about fast food being a healthy choice.