The Mcdonald 's Drive Thru

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Last week as I was driving home from my Biology lab at 5 o’clock, I saw the McDonald’s drive thru was extremely busy. The line wrapped around the building twice, and I found that shocking because the cars were directed to do so. The lines forming lanes on the pavement were painted, meaning the McDonald’s company must be used to it being so busy that they needed to make space. When I examined the line for a little while I thought to myself, “Do these people know that they are eating nothing good for them?” Eating is one of the greatest pleasures in life, especially when it can be done while still being buckled in. With the way fast food is typically advertised, Americans will eat a lot of it. Fast food is food that is prepared and served within a brief period of time. It is cheap, conveniently fast, and delicious. However, it can be hurtful to someone’s health because of the high-refined sugars, saturated fats, and sodium that these meals contain. Not only can an excess amount of these contents lead to obesity, diabetes, and cardiac issues but the fast-paced system can cause psychological effects such as impatience. However, before examining the health concerns, a look at fast food’s history is necessary. In the early 1900’s, the automobile was considered a wealthy toy for the rich. Up until Henry Ford, an automotive pioneer, used an assembly line for mass production that made the price of the vehicle within reach of the average family or less expensive. The wide spread use

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