Fast Food and Obesity in Adults

Decent Essays
Bob Smith
English 11
13 May 2013
Fast Food and Obesity in Adults In Aprils addition of Men’s Health magazine there is a picture of salted golden French fries inside a white cup. This advertisement invokes hunger for unhealthy and cheap fast food to consumers. The fast food industries false advertisements, unhealthy food, and long term effects of consuming fast food all lead to the causes and effects of adulthood obesity in the lives of thousands of Americans today. McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, and other fast food industries have manipulative and deceiving false advertisements that take advantage of the public. One burger takes up on average up to seven hours to perfect, and one burger made at a fast food restaurant takes about
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That concludes that a consumer will gain an extra 42 pounds in one year with out sufficient exercise and activity. Most of all the food in fast food restaurants contain 30% higher levels of saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium then a healthy diet consists of which can lead to an increase of bad cholesterol and obesity. Each day McDonalds feeds more then 46million people a day and 65 percent of Americans who eat fast food two to three times a week are overweight or obese. Fast food restaurants such as McDonalds attempts to introduce healthy meals such as a Caesar salad. The Caesar salad at McDonalds is more fattening than a hamburger with fries. The Daily Mail reported, “with dressing and croutons the salad contains 465 calories and 23.4g of fat, compared with the 283 calories and 8.7g of fat in the standard burger.” McDonald’s French fries are one of the most common side at any fast food restaurant and are very bad for you. McDonald’s French fries contain citric acid as a preservative, pyrophosphate to maintain its color and TBHQ, another preservative. Along with the preservatives, French fries are also high in calories as it contains 250 calories and 140 mg of salt. Overall, many fast food industries food products are loaded with preservatives, high amounts of calories, and high amounts of fat. (Obesity). Thousands of Americans suffer from obesity or being overweight. Over the past thirty years fast food restaurants have
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