FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
THE EFFECTS OF EATING FAST FOODS
NAME: NOR AZWANNIS BINTI FAHROLROZI (2009680788)
NORMALIZA BINTI ZAMAN (2009605054)
COURSE: DIPLOMA in NURSING (HS110-3C)
SUBJECT: ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
CODE: BEL 311 (FIRST DRAFT)
LECTURER’S: MDM. JEBA EBENEZER
DUE DATE: 16th AUGUST 2010
Fast food refers about food such as hamburgers which is prepared quickly and that you can take away with you (Longman Contemporary English, p. 574). It is served at a counter or drive-thru window without to wait at a long time and do not employ wait staff, customers simply seat themselves after ordering. Fast foods are ready to eat alternatives to home cooked food. They are readily available and can be eaten at ones own convenience. However, it is necessary that we know the benefits as well as the negative effects of eating fast foods which compromise our lifestyle, health and effects on children.
Eating fast food can benefit our way of lifestyle. According to Valerie Tandoi (2009), fast food can saves time in today’s fast-paced society which is people can order first on their way to or from work without ever leaving their car. Moreover, it designed to come in small packaging so that people can consume it while traveling. In addition, consuming fast foods can light on the wallet (Valerie Tandoi, 2009). In fact, it can save a lot of money for large families, students and anyone else looking to eat. For example, there are many fast food chains offer discount menus with foods costing a dollar or less. Furthermore, customers also avoid having to leave a tip when they choose a fast food restaurant.
Nevertheless, several negative effects exist; for example, eating fast foods that effects our health (Jasvin Jusen, 2009). It can consume high sodium content to our body. As recommend daily sodium intake is 1500 – 2400 mg for an adult. As we know, sodium attacks water causing an increase in the blood volume. As a result, the...