Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly, fast food has become the order of the day. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients such as, sandwich, hamburger, hot dog, pretzel, burrito, and so on and served to the customer in a packaged form for takeout and takeaway. The times of today go in a movement raid. The hours of the day do not reach us to do all the tasks that we have. With this hectic pace of life and limited time, we cannot prepare a good healthy and homemade food. People end up buying junk food to get rid of the responsibility of cooking after a long day of work and responsibilities. So fast food is It has become an alternative for many. However, there have been concrete arguments about the dangers it poses to fast food consumers. After studying and analyzing what the dangers it brings to health I think you should avoid the habits of acquiring fast food, as it leads to a style of unhealthy life and diseases.
The first point of eating fast food is that increases the BMI (body mass index) causing overweight and raising blood cholesterol levels. Also, with the studies done, we can observe that obese people have increased in number around the world significantly. Also, parents who neglect their children in their food chain depriving them of protein and giving them to eat more fatty acids. Thus, causing obesity among children aged 2 to 19 years, placing the figure of 17%, affecting more than 12 to 9 adolescents and children. Analyzing this high number that should cause us, alert in our homes and begin to change eating habits. Another point for which people prefer fast food is because of the low income, since, statistically proven, it is less expensive than preparing food at home. Obesity has many numerous problems and the most common are increased risk of hypertension, stroke, heart disease, gallbladder disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, some cancers, asthma, and sleep apnea. These are the causes of when we see people obese who have trouble running or even walking long miles.
Fast food is rich because it contains a lot of fats but are these fats harmful? if they already contain high sodium and are reusable fats causing an increase in high blood pressure. These commonly manufactured fats known as trans fats do not contain any health benefits. We can find them mainly in cakes, French fries and cookies. This trans-fat leads to an increase in cholesterol in your body that can clog blood vessels and cause heart attacks. Statistically, it has been shown that 90-92% of adults underestimate their sodium intake in fast foods, which are at risk since they can succumb to lifestyle diseases (TANGARI, BURTON, HOWLETT, CHO & THYROFF, 2010).
Another study also lets us know that the excess of fast food leads to depression. It has been shown that approximately 52% of people who eat fast foods are more likely to develop depression compared to those who do not eat or eat in limited portions. Also, revealing fact shows that fast food is bad and can lead to infertility. Some of the ingredients that make up these fast foods are chemicals that are used for preservation and interrupt the normal functioning of hormones in the body. So, women who are trying to get pregnant should stay away from fast foods and start changing to a full diet of grains, vegetables, and fruits.
The food that we consume plays an important role in our life, and more if we eat healthy. Eating healthy gives us energy and helps us in our body, strengthening the growth of the hair, reborn new cells, a shining face. Some fast foods such as pizza, chocolates, fries, and butter have been the cause of acne breaking a condition with which people even fight in adulthood. It has also been shown that some skin conditions in children, like eczema, are associated with fast foods.