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).
Obesity is not the only risk, heart disease can also be caused by eating so much fast food over a long period of time. What you eat can affect your heart’s health and can increase your chances of developing life threatening heart disease. When people consume these bad fats that contain so much sodium it can also cause hypertension. There are countless diseases you can obtain from eating fast food continuously. Foodborne illnesses can come from out fast food as well.
Fast Food, Fast Calories Unfortunately, the impact on our health from fast foods has been very shocking and diseases are rising quickly within the past few years. Numerous households rely on convenient and easily accessible restaurants and prefer eating fast food over cooking a healthy meal at home. It may even attribute to apathy and it’s seriously leading people to have their blood pressures explode sky high, causing various illnesses and trouble to the body. Obesity is one of them and has become a public health problem in most nations (Mandal). 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.
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.
“One small bite for man, one giant problem for mankind.” Numerous Americans today are affected by the vastly growing number of fast food chains. These chains serve unhealthy items at a costly price. Many health issues concern more than 35.7 Americans and cause them to become unhealthy or obese due to fast food. This causes many problems such as obesity rates proliferating, the damage it has on your health, and the high price of cheap food. Those are the main reasons as to why the government should slowly reduce the future developments of fast food chains to help benefit people’s health.
In today's society, fast food has become a large part of many American's lives. With the rising numbers of obese people, it is hard not to draw a correlation between the increase in fast food and obesity. Most obese people don’t want to be obese and wish they could lose weight, yet they continue to struggle with their fast food intake and obesity. This is due to the advertising done on the consumers, the highly addictive food itself, and most importantly, how advertising and addiction combine with children to form habits that are kept once they become adults. These factors are the reasons that fast food restaurants are to blame for the rising obesity and health risks across America.
High Blood Pressure is caused from a variety of things from sodium and fat intake to smoking and alcohol consumption. Americans today receive too much sodium and fat intake from eating from fast food places on a regular basis. “High blood pressure can cause Atherosclerosis and Kidney and Heart failure just to name a few” (Aiden). Fast food can cause high blood pressure, but that is not the only effects it has on the human body. With a fast food restaurant like McDonalds on every corner weight gain is a... ... middle of paper ... ...s because I, myself am guilty of purchasing and consuming these meals.
Obesity is the health topic of choice these days because obesity in America is a growing epidemic. Obesity is not the greatest thing for your body. There are many points of obesity to cover like, child hood obesity, eating habits, disease, genetics, and many others. A big problem, somewhat resulting in obesity is “Fast Food”. Fast food is resulting in obesity because it unhealthy and the reason people still eat it.
Some say fast food restaurants that are on every block in the city. Others say it is the obese people themselves because they do not know how to control themselves. Many major health conditions come with obesity and it is costing the government millions in healthcare to pay for others lack of self control. Fast food contains high amounts of salt, sugar, fat, and preservatives. Americans in today’s society want food and they want it now.
Many fast food meals contain a day worth of recommend calories in one meal. Since fast food has close to over two thousands calories, it’s no surprise that all fingers are pointed to fast food businesses. Individuals eat fast food at least twice a day even when knowing the facts about fast food. Knowing that harmful foods are high in salts and fats mostly everyone will continue to eat the products. Since the blame of obesity as fallen on the fast food industries the restaurants have made alternation to preparing the food to reduce calories.