Fast-Food Habits : The Dangers Of Fast Food

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Most of us have eaten at a fast food restaurant at least once in our life whether it is Five Guys or Burger King. From the warm fries to a juicy burger, we just can’t seem to get enough of it right. But should there be a warning label on the bag or wrappers stating the negative effects of eating one of their foods? There are numerous unspoken dangers that derive from fast food. Because of this, Americans aren’t aware of the health risks they are taking when eating it. The lack of personal responsibility in fast food consumers is an overall contributing factor leading to childhood obesity but being informed on things like to the amount of calories in a Whopper Jr. or the amount of fat intake from garlic and cheese fries can lead to a major difference in not only us as but the youth’s important eating habits. The government and fast food chains are ultimately responsible for not educating its citizens enough. In an essay adapted from the book, They Say I Say, David Zinczenko, the editor-in- chief of the fitness magazine Men’s Health writes “Drive down any thorough in America, and I guarantee you’ll see one of country’s more than 13,000 McDonald restaurants. Now, drive back up the block and try to find a place to buy a grapefruit” (Zinczenko, 463). By this it is meant that everywhere you look there are fast food joints, but hardly anywhere to eat or buy anything healthy which only enables people to eat unhealthy and most conveniently. How can you expect a teenager to eat
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