• Introduction• Food Chains• Why Fast Foods ??• Fast Food Consumption• Effects of Fast Food• Myths on Fast Foods• Recent Issues• Conclusion
Fast Food is the term Nearly from itsgiven to the food that can inception, fast food hasbe prepared and served been designed to be eatenquickly. “on the go”, often does not require traditional cutlery.While any meal with Common menu items atlow preparation time can fast food outlets include:be considered to fast friedfood, typical it refers to chicken, chips, hamburgerthe food sold in , french fries, chickenrestaurants. nuggets, pizza, hot dogs and ice creams.
How often in week do you eat in a fast-food outlet ?? This is a study done by Never Gulf News that shows 6% the fast eating habits of 8% Once a survey group. This 28 % result shows that 72 %14 % Twice of the survey group eat More than at fast-food restaurant 44 % once at least once a week. Everyday
People are increasingly beingwarned about the ill effects offast food and the potentialdamage they pose to the humanhealth.The effects of fast foodincludes :• Nutritional deficiencies• Obesity• Increased cholestrol levels• Cardiac problems
• Most of these quick and convenient meals contain high amount ofsodium, which increases and aggravates the risks of high bloodpressure.• Although the body requires minimum quantities of sodium, toomuch sodium contributes to high blood pressure.• Sodium can also lead to building-up of fluids in case of people whoare suffering with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, or kidneydisease.
• Cholesterol in meat-containingfast food is very dangerous for thehealth.• Meat contains cholesterol andhence leads to the accumulation ofbad cholesterol in the body, andhence, these cholesterol moleculescan accumulate in the arteries andlead to clogging of arteries orthickening of arteries• If the artery of the heart getsblocked, it can result in heart attackor even heart failure.
• Trans fats, which is infamous as the worst type of fat, is foundabundantly in various fast foods. • It not only increase the bad cholesterol levels, but also decrease the good cholesterol levels.
• Eating fast food and leading a sedentary lifestyle leads to“Obesity”.• Obesity leads to other complications like the increased risk ofcoronary diseases, in addition to the general physical discomfortposed by the extra weight.• Fast food is also addictive and hence it is very difficult to giveup on their greasy and fatty foods and carbonated drinks andswitch to healthier options..
• Fast food is becoming more and more acceptable and convenient in our society.• With our daily busy schedules, many just don’t have time to prepare the food athome or go out to eat at a restaurant.• Fast Food restaurants also offer low price, variety and predictability.However, they tend to be very high in fat, salt, sugar and, therefore, in calories.• So it’s better, one reduce the portion size of unhealthy fast foods and also don’tforget to include large amounts of fruitsnand vegetables in your diet.