Thursday, March 25, 2010

Disadvantages of Fast Food

Fast foods contain a lot of fat, calories, cholesterol, and sodium. Some common risks would be: pour nutrition, increase of belly fat, clogged arteries, or heart disease. Fast food is directly linked to obesity in America. A recent study has shown that people who live within walking distance of a fast food restaurant are at thirteen percent higher risk of suffering from strokes than those who live a considerable distance away. Since fast food is known for its high calorie intake most of the extra fat is not completely used up. Money is another disadvantage. It can become expensive to big families who are eating fast food every night. Overall, the "greatest disadvantage of fast food is the effect that it has on ones health".

Bose, Debopriva. "Advantages and Disadvantages of Fast Food."
Buzzle (2005): n.pag. Web. 25 Mar 2010.

In response, this article makes a lot of sense when discussing someones disadvantages and health problems. A friend of mine eats out every night. Her mom never cooks, and it's obvious of the health change in those who eat out compared to those who have home cooked meals. In my opinion eating out doesn't really give you the chance to talk to your family, or have a real conversation. There will always be other people around in fast food places. Dinner is the most important meal to connect with your family. Eating out every once in a while wouldn't matter much, but making it a habit would not be good. It can also get pricy, especially when you're feeding a family. Nutrition and health issues are a huge factor to look at as well. Fast food is proven to be unhealthy. Its common sense to know if you eat out all the time you are at higher risks of health problems or obesity.

1 comment:

  1. 1. you are missing a couple of apostrophes in the last paragraph.
    2. Citiation is incorrect.
    3 Love your bg. and title!
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