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).
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.
His experiment shows that regulating your diet to eating just McDonalds could get you unhealthy and sick, but that’s where the problem lies. If one limits their food intake to just fast food, problems will arise. He also lacks other argumentative factors that are needed to justly accuse McDonalds. It is wrong to blame fast food corporations for making people overweight and unhealthy, because they are given the freedom to choose what they eat and are not being forced to eat at the fast food establishments. In August of 2000, “The Onion”, a satirical newspaper, published a joke with the heading “Hershey’s Ordered to Pay Obese Americans $135 billion.” Its article was ... ... middle of paper ... ...t a point across is for people to take real world actions.
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.
"Every responsible person understands what is in products such as hamburgers and fries, as well as the consequence to one's waistline, and potentially to one's health, of excessively eating those foods over a prolonged period of time” (Wald, 2003). This was a statement made by McDonald’s lawyers in 2003 during a court case in which McDonald’s was being sued for their failure to inform people of the nutritional value of their food. The vast majority of overweight or obese people in the United States have gotten that way due to a lack of care when it comes to the foods they eat, specifically fast food. The negative effects of fast food on health is widespread knowledge in the United States, but most people choose to ignore it and doing so has resulted in America being labelled as the ‘fattest country’ in the world. Some of these negative effects include a recent surge in obesity in both children and adults, food addiction that people are not aware that they have, and life-altering weight related sicknesses and diseases.
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?
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.
McDonalds is somewhere everyone has eaten at, but do they really know what they are eating? People today trust anyone with their food in order to save time for work and other important tasks. The time spent on cooking meals in America has "fallen by half since the mid-sixties" (Pollan, "Cooked" 3). Nutrition has been put in the hands of fast food corporations around the world, and they are unfortunately concerned more about money rather than health and nutrition. In other words, the food produced by McDonalds and other fast food establishments is the unhealthiest food people can eat and often leads to serious illnesses if consumed enough.