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Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Dangers of Fast Food

Health experts are continuously exposing the dangers of fast food. These are not just merely statements made presumptuously rather it's the product of various studies made on the subject matter.

Studies have shown that meals being served in the fast food industry contain additives that make people develop obesity which in turns leads to a case of diabetes.

Other factors are involved as well. Health wise, a person is risking his own when he/she eats in a fast food establishment like Burger King, McDonald's, Carls Jr and many others.

Food meals such as McDonald's Big Mac contains high amount of fats and calories that is almost equivalent to the recommended daily allowance.

More often the fast food industry has also diminished people's patience when it comes to preparing foods. Slowly people are getting used to the idea of fast paced food preparations. We tend to expect to get our food in 3 to 5 minutes. Therefore a lot of times the various sets of meals that these fast food outlets produced gets too hasty and therefore violates some safety and health provisions.

Kitchen workers in fast food stores are often hurrying with their jobs as they have a time table to follow, in return the nature and actions they perform around their working environment gets sloppy. Cooking oils used in cooking fried chicken gets used too long when in fact it should be changed regularly.

Most of the time fast food outlets give you the impression of a clean place to eat but walk into their kitchen and you'll see otherwise. Boxes stacked here and there, burger patties displayed freely in room temperature rather than in a refrigerated container. Although fast food outlets have safety guidelines there are times that this can be violated and overlooked by the fast food crews.

And all nutritionists agree that searching for a healthy meal at fast food outlets is much harder than one might initially think.

Even salads being served aren't healthy too. Vegetables and un-fried chicken, even though these are healthy foods but what happens when salad dressings comes into the picture.

It is proven that salad dressings produces large amount of fat, mixed with a healthy looking vegetable salad the whole thing eventually becomes unhealthy.

Eating in fast food establishments has become a part of life not only of Americans but almost everybody in the world where McDonald's and KFC outlets exists. It is only now that the eating public, doctors and other health experts are closely studying its probable ill effects on the health of the fast food eating public.

The information drive about the real state of fast food consumption are even made more popular by the commercial success of "Super Size Me", a film documentary by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock that deals with American obsession with fast foods.

With all the bad news about the health risk of what fast food may bring to us, good news is; people are starting to talk and discuss it freely with more information available than ever before.