Informative Speech- Fast Food Essays

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Fast Food

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about fast food in the United States and its effects.
Central Idea: The history of fast food, the effects of eating fast food, and its effect on the United States.

I. Anywhere you go, there is a good chance there will be a fast food restaurant nearby. A. It’s the easy way out of cooking dinner, or grabbing something fast because you didn’t have time to make anything. B. Fast food may taste good, but have you ever thought of the effects it has on your body, and wallet?

II. For the past 92 years fast food has become a popular choice of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

III. However, the effects it has can be negative for health, as well as money. A. Because of
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Many people don’t think about the outcome of eating fast food. A. Fast food nutrition only makes up the minimal part of a healthy diet. 1. Eating too much can make your body feel very sluggish because of the lack of nutrients that is put into fast food. a. This is because fast food doesn’t contain the amount of protein and carbohydrates the body needs, so your blood sugar can drop.

B. Fast food contains high levels of fat, sodium, and sugar which can cause a copious amounts of health risks. 1. These health risks may be minor or major, and may even lead to death. a. These include a variety of things from stomach aches to heart disease. 2. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. C. The most common health problem that fast food causes in America is obesity. 1. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one third of adults in the United States are obese.
(Transition: Fast food may have a numerous amount of negative effects on health, but for the United States it has become a big source of income.)

III. On average, Americans spend $117 billion on fast food per year. A. Because of how convenient, and inexpensive it is, people who are constantly on the go always turn to fast food. 1. Fast food chains make their food affordable for anyone. a. A lot of Americans aren’t able to afford going out to fancy restaurants, so fast food is their next choice. b. Fast food

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