Fast Food; the Culprit Not the Cure
Food comes in many different forms; frozen foods, fresh foods, processed foods, natural foods, healthy foods and unhealthy foods. There comes a time when one has to look at what is being consumed on a regular basis and evaluate the situation on what may be helping in terms of health or slowly killing off the body he or she possess. Individuals eat unhealthy foods every day, knowing and not knowing what types of affects these foods are having on their bodies. With the knowledge one gains from looking at the sorts of foods they are consuming, a decision must be made; continue down the path of destruction or change the types of foods being eaten with the hopes of living a healthier life. Reversing the damage done by the consumption of unhealthy foods may be possible by eliminating them from one’s diet and adding healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables, with the addition of regular exercise. As children, society grows up viewing commercials about fast food facilities like McDonald’s and Burger Kind while watching Saturday morning cartoons. It is forced in to the brains at a very young age that these types of foods are the greatest places to eat in the world, and we should ask our mommies and daddies if we can go there and eat all the time. This leads to an unhealthy way of looking at food. Children are hardwired to want these delicious burgers and tremendous french-fries at a very young age, believing that eating these foods on a regular basis is healthy and normal. Throughout the years, studies have shown that fast food consumption has been the main leader in obesity in adults and children in the U.S. According to a paper written for NBER.org, The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity and Weight Gain, the fact that fast food is so readily available may be a factor as to the rise in obesity in all walks of life(Currie, DellaVigna, Moretti, & Pathania, 2009). One has to ask themselves “why do we eat this food if...
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