• Fast food is the term given to food that can be preparedand served very quickly. While any meal with lowpreparation time can be considered to be fastfood, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurantor store with preheated or precooked ingredients, andserved to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away.
3 Reasons why fastfood is bad for you• Eating too much fast food is considered to be a leading causeof obesity, hypertension, and heart disease.• Fast food restaurants are popular because they serve tastyconvenient foods for a reasonable price. Many people visitthese restaurants frequently to eat their main meals. They dontrealize that these type of food items are bad for health.
1- Fast food contain morecalories.• Majority of junk foods are loaded with calories. Largeportion size and high fat content are the main reasons forthe high energy content.• An average person need to consume about 400-600calories in a mealtime. (If he takes 3 main meals and 2snacks.) The calorie content of many items are far morethan that level.
2- Fast food contain moreunhealthy fat.• Eating too much saturated fat can increase bad cholesterollevel in the blood. Elevated levels of cholesterol is themain cause of heart attack, stroke and peripheral vasculardiseases.• Another type of fat presents in these food is called transfat, which is the worst type of fat. We do not need to eattrans fat, even in tiny amounts.
3- Fast foods are high insodium.• Sodium plays several important roles in our body. Weneed to consume certain amount of sodium everyday.• However, taking too much salt is bad for the body. It cancause high blood pressure, obesity, and osteoporosis. Inaddition, experts believed that over-consumption of salt islinked to increased risk of developing bowl cancer.
• Eating too much fast food is bad for your health becausethey contain more calories, more unhealthy fay, and moresalt. They can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, andcoronary heart diseases.
Some shocking factsabout fast food.• One in four people in America visit fast food restaurantseveryday.• Fast food restaurants distribute lots of toys to children.That may be a major contributor to childhood obesity.• Everyday about 50 million people eat at McDonalds.• Fast food is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic.
Slow Food• Slow Food is an international movement founded by CarloPetrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, itstrives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine andencourages farming of plants, seeds and livestockcharacteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the firstestablished part of the broader Slow movement. Themovement has since expanded globally to over 100,000members in 150 countries.
• Slow Food began in Italy withthe founding of its forerunnerorganization, Arcigola, in1986 to resist the opening of aMcDonalds near the SpanishSteps in Rome. In 1989, thefounding Manifesto of theinternational Slow Foodmovement was signed inParis, France by delegatesfrom 15 countries. This wasdone not in part to protestagainst the restaurantchain, and primarily toprotest against biginternational businessinterests.