“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.
The health risks of eating unhealthy have skyrocketed since fast-food became more popular and cheaper than cooking at home. Especially with children, one trip to the closest fast-food place could take up all of the calories that are needed for a child in one day. Getting a child a kid’s meal with a cheeseburger and fries can be over 800 calories (Sheenan). A study shows that within three to five hours of eating a high-fat meal the blood vessels function abnormally. This is more common is children, but could harm adults also (Morris).
Some people see fast food as the cause of obesity, whereas some see obesity as the cause of an individual choosing to eat unhealthy food, given them full responsibility for their dietary choices. Fast food is seen as one of the cheaper ways of eating compared to buying healthy food from the local supermarket. In the last few years, obesity rates have been on a rise. Obesity affects everyone ranging from young children to adults. 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.
A family can load up in a vehicle and be at the nearest Burger King in approximately thirty minutes compared to waiting an hour or longer for a home cooked meal. While going out is easier than cooking, fast food prices are rising like everything else in this economy. Even though the prices are continually rising, fast food meals are typically enough to fill a person up. Fast food is sustaining food, which may make a person wonder what is actually in it. “Food-borne illnesses caused by bacter... ... middle of paper ... ...ed food, because these will have a negative effect of your health” (Pritchard).
We the people need to avoid the fast food restaurants and stop being lazy and have home cooked meals everyday. Although fast food is convenient for everyone, it causes obesity and consuming too much fast food can lead to type 2 diabetes. People eat at fast food restaurants because it is prepared and cooked very quickly. Having fast food restaurants in this world make it very easy to just talk to the whole family and agree to eat out. Fast food
It isn’t good for you and it could be pumping your children full of antibiotics and bacteria. And studies show that it isn’t just low income families who eat fast food. Most families opt for fast food because it provides kids with a free toy to keep them busy, and it is a cheaper way to put food on the table. It is separated equally between all three classes of people. But, in low income families, the fast food they buy for their meal has the most nutritional value of anything they will eat during the extent of the day.
If people who are hurry to get their food and do not have much time to eat, fast food must the good choice for them. McDonald, KFC, and Popeye would be the first few restaurants show up in people’s mind, but still has many healthy fast foods in the United States. Today, there are many different kinds of fast food restaurants in United States; lots of people choose to eat fast food as their meal daily. Even eating fast food can save time and money, still have many negative sides of choosing fast food. The first benefit of fast food is saving time because some people may spend lots of time of their jobs or other things.
However, family tradition as eating together is lost. According the article “Proximity of Fast-Food Restaurants to Schools and Adolescent Obesity”, “We found that students in California were heavier and more likely to be overweight or obese if their school was located within one half mile of a fast-food restaurant.” Thus, the parents should pay attention that “patterns are consistent with the idea that fast food near schools affects students ' eating habits, overweight, and obesity”( Davis, Christopher). Almost fast food industries put their location near schools, business, mall, etc. Studying near fast food restaurants is one of the main reasons that change in eating habit of students. When they study all day at school, fast food is the first choice to buy something to eat because it is cheap and convenient.
The atmosphere of the neighborhood and household is a justification on how parents are the influence to their kids bodies. If a neighborhood is close to fast food restaurants it could lead to bad eating habits like going there everyday and buying a burger off the dollar menu. In addition, if say a family does not bring in a high-income that could cause bad eating habits also. If parents do not bring a big income and have to have a budget, fast food is the way to go. Easy, fast, and cheap.
Many people believe that fast-food chains are a central cause of obesity in America because there is plethora amount of fast-food restaurants on every block, but very few healthy alternatives. Sure, fast food restaurants are very easy to find and offer quick service, but there are other options that are also healthy, convenient, and economica... ... middle of paper ... ...o makes some good valid points. Fast-food restaurants are found everywhere. They’re also convenient and offer quick service. It is easy to go through a drive through and pick up food.