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Simple Facts About Fast Food Nov 20, 2010 By Suzanne Robin
Fast food restaurants, also known as quick service restaurants, sell food that can be quickly cooked, assembled and eaten. Fast food has moved out of restaurants and is also readily available at convenience stores. Even grocery stores often serve their own versions of fast food in prepackaged sandwiches and salads. Fast Food Nation reports that 25 percent of Americans eat at least one meal a day at a fast food restaurant,.
What are the Benefits of Fast Food? June 14, 2011 By Karen Frazier

Convenient: According to Bill Myers Online, Americans spend more money on fast food than on new cars, college education and software because fast food is so convenient. Fast food …show more content…

Fast foods contain preservatives, emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilizers and flavor enhancers which can affect the mental well being of the person.

2) Addictive Nature of Fast Foods
According to the Science Daily, high levels of sugar and fat can cause blood sugar to spike and then crash suddenly. The patrons of fast food feel a sudden rush of euphoria when this happens making them dependent on the euphoric effects of insulin surges. Therefore one of the harmful effects of fast food consumption is the addiction or the incessant craving it causes among people.

3) PFCA Contamination
The wrappers used in the fast food industry are coated with perfluoroalkyls (PAC) which prevents the grease from leaving through. These have been proven to get inside the human body and change into more harmful forms which can lead to many health complications. The wrappings used in fast food industry are a significant and indirect source of PFCA contamination.

Major Health Risks That Result From Eating Fast Food
Jan 26, 2011 By Jenna Cee
According to Harvard University, there is a clear link between fast food and obesity. Since 1970, fast food consumption has risen 500 percent. During this same period, obesity among children has tripled. Harvard notes that children that ate fast food consumed more saturated fat, carbohydrates and added sugar from the food that they ate than children who did not eat fast food. Children who ate fast food, on any

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