If a person ate two fast food meals a day on average they would be over their total calorie intake allowances. Obesity does not only cause health problems but it can also cause physica... ... middle of paper ... ...estaurant and rather eat that then try something new like healthy food. People cannot control the location or amount of fast food companies and are now realizing that fast food is causing people to become obese(Lusk and Ellison). Obesity is a growing problem and more people are starting to consider themselves as becoming one of those obese Americans. Obesity is associated with many health problems both physical and mental.
Overall, their study suggests that fast food significantly increases the risk of obesity. "Unless governments take steps to regulate their economies, the invisible hand of the market will continue to promote obesity worldwide with disastrous consequences for future public health and economic productivity,” said Roberto De Vogli from the University of California. Most fast food places serve highly processed foods that are full of fat, sodium, and calories. Research proves that you can easily intake 1,500 calories for one meal alone and humans should take in around 1,500-1,800 per day. Choosing a typical fast food meal everyday can lead to increased calories, which leads to health issues.
Most fat foods are high in all the things that we need the least of. Analysis: This source is useful in providing information that shows that obesity is linked to fast food and the lack of exercise. This a site look at the facts since it is more of a news release of medical findings. This will be useful in supporting my paper because it provides numbers and viable information. Reflection: This source will help me shape my argument that fast food is one of the leading causes of obesity when mixed with the lack of exercise.
The connection it has with the obesity is that the epidemic is caused by high consumption of fat, sugar, and salt (Hogan). Fast food is literally contributing to obesity by providing unhealthy food restricted to people at risk for obesity and even with those with obesity. In the article Fast Food, David Hogan found out the most fast food restaurants’ menus offer burgers, fries, soda, and desserts. Those types of food are unhealthy where burgers contain the high amounts of fat, fries contain a lot of salt, while sodas and desserts contain excess amounts of sugar. These types of food are considered as junk food that the body does not necessarily need to consume, but they are often eaten for the delicious taste from the high amounts of fat and sugar they contain (Wolin and Petrelli).
Junk food is the reason for obesity in America. Fast food is very popular in today’s market, we all eat it, and we all tend to love it. Fast food contains ingredients that you would think wouldn’t be approved by the FDA, such as increase in sugars, high in fats, poor nutritional value, and scary preservatives. People are arguing that due to McDonald’s cheap fast food causing obesity in many, but is that fair for the fast food marketers. Is junk food the reason for obesity in America?
High Blood Pressure is caused from a variety of things from sodium and fat intake to smoking and alcohol consumption. Americans today receive too much sodium and fat intake from eating from fast food places on a regular basis. “High blood pressure can cause Atherosclerosis and Kidney and Heart failure just to name a few” (Aiden). Fast food can cause high blood pressure, but that is not the only effects it has on the human body. With a fast food restaurant like McDonalds on every corner weight gain is a... ... middle of paper ... ...s because I, myself am guilty of purchasing and consuming these meals.
Many fast food meals contain a day worth of recommend calories in one meal. Since fast food has close to over two thousands calories, it’s no surprise that all fingers are pointed to fast food businesses. Individuals eat fast food at least twice a day even when knowing the facts about fast food. Knowing that harmful foods are high in salts and fats mostly everyone will continue to eat the products. Since the blame of obesity as fallen on the fast food industries the restaurants have made alternation to preparing the food to reduce calories.
Fast-food restaurants seem to take most of the blame for rising obesity rates in the United States, but is it really their fault? People set high expectations when it comes to fast-food. Consumers not only expect convenience, but also quality food at a low price. Wanting fast-food restaurants to live up to these unreasonable expectations is what leads people to develop health issues. While fast-food restaurants should take some of the blame for the obesity epidemic, it’s ultimately the consumer’s choice to choose fast-food over healthier choices.
These frequently consumed meals bring many negative effects upon us, including health issues, a poor environment and social problems. People all over the world are suffering from obesity and heart diseases, two of the main causes of deaths today. Every breath you take may contain polluted air coming from chemicals used to make packaging for fast foods. Yet even with all this negativity towards fast foods, it does have a good side by bringing in money for the economy of the United States. Hence, with fast food consumption come not only the bad but also the good.
Obesity was considered an epidemic once people started to realize it was the second biggest cause of death in America. Since obesity was considered an epidemic many started to consider if banning fast food restaurants or making fast food restaurants illegal, would help decrease the obesity rate. An unhealthy lifestyle can cause obesity, health problems, and death. Opening fast food restaurants in southern California should be illegal because it can cause obesity. Fast food comes high in calories, high in fat, high in sugars, and high in saturated and trans fat.