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Fast food

  1. 1. Fast-food: benefits and health risks Student: Stanciu Marius Vladut, IMAPA, Group 8213 Coordinating teacher: Frumuselu Mihai University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
  2. 2. Fast food: benefits and health risks Eating is one of the human’s activities that it is enjoyable. There are many kinds of food available to eat, no exception is fast food. Fast food is a kind of meal which is prepared or served quickly. Some people argue that by eating fast food, they may get the advantages and disadvantages. These reasons will be illustrated here.
  3. 3. The most evident advantage of fast food is that it saves time. In today's fast- paced life, there is nothing better than getting a ready meal. No matter how much the chefs praise the benefits of fresh food, at the end of a hard-working day, when one returns home all tired and hungry, a pizza or a burger can be godsend. Besides the time an individual has to spend in the kitchen, cooking a meal also requires one to make a trip to the supermarket to buy the ingredients for the dish. Then there is the added effort and time consumed in washing and peeling the vegetables. All this makes eating fast food score more preferably over cooking a meal for a busy individual.
  4. 4. Fast food does raise health concerns. However, if careful, you can find some options on the menu of a fast food restaurant that could be healthier. Salads are a smart choice. Go for bread products that are made from wheat bread. Opt for lean meat. If you could choose between the fried and boiled options, order the boiled preparation. Avoid ordering carbonic drinks when you are thirsty. Go for fruit juices, low-fat milk and diet soda.
  5. 5. Fast food beingrich in salt, adversely affects the heart health and the overall health of an individual. Such type offood is an important contributor to obesity in the American population. Obesity is on the rise, anda direct link is being cited between fast food and obesity in children.
  6. 6. Foods rich in fat are reason for many diseases related to heart, blood vessels, liver and many more. It also increases the level of stress. It has been observed that a rich fat meal can increase your stress level and make you at a greater level of stress in comparison to those who have a low fat meal. Certain foods and drinks act as powerful stimulants to the body and hence are a direct cause of stress. Like caffeine containing foods (coffee, tea, colas and chocolates), White flour, Salt, Saturated fats, Processed foods, such as junk foods and fast foods, contain synthetic additives – preservatives, emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilizers and flavor- enhancers. These foods are called “pseudostressors” or “sympathomimetics”.
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