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Fast food

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interesting but extraneous info from one of our lectures. no, this is not info i failed haha

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Fast food

  1. 1. <ul><li>How America got so fat…and so SICK!: </li></ul><ul><li>We are fatter and sicker than ever </li></ul><ul><li>We compensate by taking pills and going on fad diets </li></ul><ul><li>But the fact is…our fast-food diets and sedentary lifestyle is trumping the advances in medical science that have been responsible for at least 4 decades of decreasing death rates from heart disease. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>The hard truth ….whatever shape healthcare reform ultimately takes---it won’t matter—because as a nation we won’t be able to pay for it. </li></ul><ul><li>If we don’t halt and reverse the obesity epidemic—our heath care system will be bankrupted by the sheer numbers of sick Americans! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The prediction is that our current population—ages 30-45 could have the dubious distinction of being the “sickest generation.” </li></ul><ul><li>For the first time in history…heart attacks are on the rise for this age-group . </li></ul><ul><li>Without immediate intervention…for the first time in modern history…we will start to see a reduction in life span.  </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>We are now experiencing an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>The genesis of fast-food and </li></ul><ul><li>sedentary lifestyle which has become toxic. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How did it begin?.... </li></ul><ul><li>1873 at the Vienna World’s Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Steel roller mill debut—this machine would herald the age of “refined grains” and thus white-flour based products became affordable—leading to an explosion in consumption of “empty calories.” </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Next came two game changers… </li></ul><ul><li>The home refrigerator and the family car. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1910 refrigerators were fairly commonplace---to stock up on foods. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1930’s food transported on refrigerated trucks or by rail. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>This meant---we were no longer shopping for fresh local food and smaller corner markets were replaced by larger grocery stores. </li></ul><ul><li>And by the 1950’s—as the family car became commonplace—no one even needed to walk to the store. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>And the march of technology continued… </li></ul><ul><li>The shelf life of already-bad-for-you baked goods became further extended with partially hydrogenated oils known as trans fats—really took hold in the 80’s. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Now we can’t live without… </li></ul><ul><li>Canned goods </li></ul><ul><li>Frozen foods </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-packaged foods </li></ul><ul><li>Frozen—TV dinners </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>There was a slow shift, at first, in the family dinner </li></ul><ul><li>Which changed dramatically—with the advent of the fast-food restaurant. </li></ul><ul><li>now we embrace fast-food restaurants as part of our routine of daily living: </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>And then there was Twinkies….  </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Invented in 1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Still made in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Originally made with banana filling </li></ul><ul><li>Selling 2 for 5¢ </li></ul><ul><li>1999, President Clinton selected the Twinkie to be preserved in the nation’s millennium time capsule as an enduring American icon. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>In 2005—Americans spent $47 million/yr </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 are made/minute </li></ul><ul><li>Which equals 500 million/year! </li></ul><ul><li>Baked for 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Cream filling injected through three holes in the top, but flipped after baking—so the rounded bottom becomes the top! </li></ul><ul><li>Has a long shelf life---why? </li></ul>

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