The American Diet

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One of the most unhealthy diets in the world is that of an American. It is made up of processed foods and a good amount of television. America easily has the most fast food restaurants in the entire world. Leave it to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King or any other fast-food restaurant to serve extremely cheap and even unhealthier food at any time during the day or night. ”It tastes good so why not?” That seems to be the question many people are asking now-a-days. Because it is so easily accessible and processed, it is made to be very tasty and extremely unhealthy. Many Americans find his or herself indulging on the these fatty foods of America on a day-to-day basis. While it may taste good at the time, it has a terrible effect on your body on a long-term basis. Eat it regularly, and it becomes a nasty and deadly habit and can cause heart failure, Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high-blood pressure, and many other life threatening complications to the body. The American diet has a numerous amount of pitfalls and disgusting habits. The American diet is one of the worst diets because of its portions, processed foods, and how it is very cheap, but the American diet can be overcome with determination, a healthy diet, and an exercise routine. For a start, fast foods is one of the leading causes of obesity in America. Places like McDonalds, Wendy’s, and Burger King sell oversized portions of processed foods at extremely low prices. Because it is quick and easily affordable it becomes a daily habit for more on-the-go Americans. Whats wrong with these foods that most of it is made with corn. America’s diet is a corn based diet. Ioana Patrigenaru writes in his online article about what is hurting the American diet, “The results showed th... ... middle of paper ... ...le can overcome with a little determination, a healthy diet, and rigorous exercise. If the nation can learn to discipline itself to eat less junk food and more vegetables and exercise more often then weight will be lost and self-confidence will raise tremendously. Works Cited Patringenaru, Ioana. "What Is Ailing the American Diet?" UCSD News. N.p., 18 June 2007. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. Philpot, Tom. "The American Diet in One Chart, With Lots of Fats and Sugars." Grist. N.p., 6 Apr. 2011. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. Richardson, Jill. "How America Is Making the Whole World Fat and Unhealthy." AlterNet. N.p., 7 Mar. 2012. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. Ryssdal, Kai. "Processed Foods Make Up 70 Percent of the U.S. Diet." Marketplace. N.p., 13 Mar. 2013. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. Simon, Harvey. "Weight Control and Diet." University of Maryland Medical Center. N.p., 27 May 2012. Web. 25 Nov. 2013.

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