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).
Today, many people eat fast food instead of home made food. The reason is that fast food is fast, cheap and convenient. However, at the same time, fast food is contributing to a big social problem in the U.S., which is obesity, and recently some people are beginning to sue the fast food companies for causing their obesity. Should the fast food companies have responsibility for American's obesity? My answer for this argument is "No".
“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 restaurants make food so cheap, that they can afford to have a dollar or value menu, enabling people to have a whole meal for only a few bucks. Besides the low cost of fast food restaurants, the size of the portion is another big advantage; fast food restaurants offers high calories and huge portions for such cheap prices. With only a dollar bill, hungry customers can buy a value meal hamburger with a rich meat patty, soft ice cream cone, or a small bag of value-meal potato fries. If they are willing to... ... middle of paper ... ...nus to respond to customers comments. The 'new' fast food pop culture is very different from the past stereotypes that fast food is always bad.
Just by consuming one supersized meal, you could have already met the suggested calorie intake for the entire day. On top of that, you will hardly have any of the nutrients your body needs. This shows how dangerous fast food really is to your body. Fast food is blamed on for causes of obesity and diabetes. Since fast food is becoming even more popular, so are these health concerns.
People health can become an issue since fast food contains an abundant amount of unhealthy ingredients. Furthermore, a home cooked contains fewer calories and help with countless of health issues. People would rather risk their health in the future to eat unhealthy than, to buy food that they can cook due to it being
This is more common is children, but could harm adults also (Morris). When someone eats fast-food and other non healthy food they have lower intakes of nutrition. When someone has low intakes of nutrition, which is not having enough milk, dietary fiber, vegetabl... ... middle of paper ... ...food restaurant. More money is spent just on fast-food alone than on the basic necessities of the average human (Schlosser). How does fast-food affect your health?
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. Fast foods are addictive, delectable, and relatively affordable, but are they necessarily as healthy as they are advertised to be? Like what Greenhaven press has mentioned, Medical professionals argue that excessive amounts of unhealthy food are sold by using tempting messages that reinforce overeating (11). Fast foods contain countless harmful elements, and the only "benefit" it provides is the illusion of being "full." One problem with junk foods is that they're low in satiation value, which can lead to overeating (Magee).
Fast food is satisfying but the health issue is not so satisfying. “Fast food is far worse than most people are remotely aware” (naturalnews.com).Taste can cause anyone to lose focus on their health. While individuals are constantly enjoying fast food they are putting their body at risk of obesity, diabetes, and even heart disease. “Over a third of the adult population is overweight or obese” (Carolyn Robbins, Is Eating Fast Food Bad for Your Health). Many fast food meals contain a day worth of recommend calories in one meal.
Because many people cannot afford healthy foods they rely on fast foods because they are inexpensive. Some people will choose eating fast food than eating at a more quality restaurant because of its price. Anyone can get a full tasty meal for less, than they would in a fancy restaurant. On the other hand in a fancy restaurant, a beverage would be a total cost of a meal at a fast food restaurant. It is obvious that fast foods are unhealthy, but people would rather choose that over buying groceries to make a home cooked meal.