As we try to pace ourselves through this ever changing world, everything becomes quicker: faster computers, faster cars, and of course, fast food. People have come to flock to fast food like bees swarming without ever stopping an actually thinking about the things they put in their mouths on a daily basis. You would have thought that the obesity epidemic that is rising on a global scale would have scared them and you would be wrong.
The fact of the matter is that people care little about healthy diets, pushed in the path of unhealthy fast food either by their demanding job or the commodity of not cooking their own food. Whatever the reason may be, the fact is that more and more people develop health problems as a result of not eating healthy or regularly and believe it or not, fast food is actually bad for you.
Even though fast food isn’t the main cause of obesity, it is certainly one of the causes alongside sedentary lifestyle and unbalanced diets. As a matter of fact, a recent study shows that children who constantly eat fast food gain up to 6 pounds more a year than children who follow a healthy diet.
Judging by the high rates of obesity throughout the Western world (more than 15% of North American children suffer from obesity), we can only wonder what effect fast food will have on next generations if we continue like this. Due to numerous lawsuits, most fast food restaurants are forced to offer fruits and milk with their kids meals but even so, the high fat content in these foods is alarming to say the least.