Americans and Fast Food
Most Americans are overscheduled, always in a rush and don’t have time to prepare home-cooked meals. On the other side, there are fast food restaurants on each corner that offer quick and easy food that is very cheap.
Most people know that eating fast food is harmful to their health, but this doesn't stop them from frequently visiting this type of restaurants. Today's fast food takes a big part of the American nutrition and it is popular among both generations, the young and the elderly. Consumption of this kind of food is a big treat for developing a wide range of health problems.
It contains too many calories and is highly processed and full of fat. The number of calories in a single meal at fast food restaurants mirrors the total amount of calories recommended per day.
More than 50% of Americans are overweight due to the fast food culture. 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the U.S. face with this problem. Childhood obesity can have harmful effects. Children who are obese have a greater risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Other disorders connected with this issue are type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, breathing problems such as asthma and many more.
Obesity can also cause psychological problems such as stress, depression, issues in school, low self-esteem which lead to social and emotional dysfunction.
If you find yourself in this category of people, make a plan to cut down on fast food and prepare at least one homemade meal a day. When you are rushed off your feet, choose quick and healthy options like whole grain bread sandwiches or grilled chicken salad and drink water instead of sodas. Gradual changes can lead to a long and healthy life.