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Persuasive Essay On Fast Food

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One of the biggest problems the world faces today is the fast food industry with its expanding growth. The fast food industry continues to grow and that is because of the many people who are unaware of what they are actually eating. Everyone should think twice before deciding to eat fast food. There are many health risks when it comes to eating food that is made within a matter of seconds. “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. Fast food is made from a lot of high saturated fats and calories and if it is not worked off, then you can grow to become obese. Even a small quantity of fast food contains high calories and saturated fats. People are fooled by the quantity and most of the time eat more without knowing they consume a lot of calories. 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. Majority of people are unawar...

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...o eat. Another thing is that you waste fuel so you have to spend money on gas.
Lastly, it has become a habit to go eat fast food every time you are hungry because it “saves time”, but does it really save time? It actually does not. People tend to go buy fast food because it takes too long to cook a meal at home. In reality did you ever stop to think how long you take to drive to your fast food of choice and back to your destination? I don’t think so. Think about how much time you spend driving in traffic, ordering your food, receiving your food, and driving back to your destination. You can make a quick home cooked meal in the matter of minutes in less time than going out of your way to go buy fast food and it will probably be a healthier option. These are many reasons why fast food is not good for your health and why you should think twice about eating this stuff.
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