The Benefits Of Fast Food

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“Fast food is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu” (Eric Schlosser). Fast food chains started to become popular around the middle of the twentieth century. Suppliers in this industry generally produce and sell items such as burgers, french fries, sandwiches, pizzas on some occasions, and an assortment of beverages. Many fast food restaurants specialize in Americanized foreign cuisines from places such as Mexico and China. In light of recent health issues, some food chains have added meals that are somewhat healthier than the average cheeseburger and french fries combo. Despite that, it is more expensive to buy healthier food items such as salads than…show more content…
Health issues have begun to increase as a result of this because people are more likely to purchase unhealthy foods rather than healthier foods that are more pricey. Fast food is named for it’s cheap edible assortments and quick serving times. Fast food is literally food that is made and served quickly. Fast food is not beneficial to human health because it can cause obesity, type-2 diabetes, and negative cardiovascular conditions. Fast food is not beneficial to human health because it can cause obesity. Sarah Muntel, RD, believes that eating one meal from a fast food joint will force the body to quickly take in about 1,500 calories which is the general recommended calorie intake per day along with about 50-60 grams of fat intake. A routine of constant fast food meals will continue to increase the amount of calories being consumed by the body, leading to weight gain and other problems (Muntel par. 2). In other words, by eating fast foods constantly, the body is absorbing an immense amount of calories. These calories cannot be used and absorbed properly so the body stores what it cannot use as fat. If the

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