The consumption of fast food has increased
dramatically in the last decade in developed
countries, and has even underdeveloped countries.
3. WHAY IS IT SO POPULAR?
Vending machines, self-service restaurants and
convenience stores that operate 24 hours, are
probably the most common places where you can
buy fast food. Fast food is so popular because for
under € 5.00 can buy a full meal.
4. IS FAST FOOD BAD?
There is no food "bad". All kinds of food can be
included with a healthy eating plan. It is true that
fast food is usually high in fat, calories, cholesterol,
and sodium, but if you eat it occasionally will not
cause problems. But if you eat too much fast food
over a long period of time you can cause health
problems like high blood pressure, heart disease
There is not just one cause which have caused that
the consuption of junk food, low in nutrients and
high in calories and fat, is frecuently consumed in
the western society. Still, there are certain facts
which it´s proving that they help to contribute the
In the last years fresh products that they have
raised their price are among: tomatoes, peppers,
lettuce, French beans and pears.
6. In adittion, it´s cheaper to stay at
home watching TV that doing sport.
On the other hand, television´s role is
important because of messages
Advertising industry is important too,
because advertising on the TV is
dominated by sugary cereals to
breakfast, soft drinks, sweets and
7. This advertising through television decides the
preferences of children.
One study found that if the amount of ads they saw
the children was increasing. This is one of main
fators which have duplicated the fat among English
children of 6 years and it was triplicated among
children 15 years.
Apart from this, all experts are agreed in one thing:
United States is guilty because this country isn´t
propose solutions. The power of the food industry
about American Government policy is very big.
The effects of the so-called fast food are:
With just a fast food meal is ingested more than half
the daily energy requirement. Also if we add the
energy from the other meals of the day, the total
energy content is triggered and lead to obesity.
9. 2. Raising the level of cholesterol in the blood
Saturated fats and cholesterol are abundant in
these products due to egg-based
sauces, butter, cream, butter and other fatty
ingredients used in its preparation, and coconut and
palm oils used in frying.
10. 3. Difficult digestion
In most cases are fried foods, breaded or batter, as
are enriched in fat, which is further heated
4. Alteration of taste
In general, these products contain more salt than
those prepared at home. In addition, to achieve the
desired effect with the smell, color, flavor and
texture have preservatives, dyes etc.
These dishes often include strong spices or
additives that enhance the taste and stimulate the
appetite and, over time, alter the perception of taste
11. 5. Addiction
Researchers say that food with high fat and sugar
can cause biochemical changes in the brain similar
to those that cause some drugs such as
snuff, heroin and cocaine. Once hooked on junk
food, scientists say, many people are unable to
return to a balanced diet and, in many cases, suffer
from obesity problems.
A survey of neurologists Ann Kelley and Matthew
Hill, University of Wisconsin, explains the changes
that occur in different diets brains. Their
conclusions are that a diet that includes high
amounts of fat causes neurological symptoms
similar to those that are addicted to hard drugs.
12. HEALTHY TIPS
Make a strong and varied breakfast is essential to
our health and our physical and intellectual
performance along all morning. After overnight
fasting, many hours without eating, you have to eat
varied and plentiful.
We breakfast at our pleasure: from the Anglo-
Saxon style breakfast
(eggs, beans, bacon, butter, milk or tea, juice) but
the bacon would be better without it, the most
common in Spain and very complete
(juice, milk, toast , olive oil, cereals).
13. The important thing is to eat at breakfast a
significant amount of carbohydrates that will give us
Finally, add that with plenty of breakfast food will
reach the less hungry, so we also help prevent
14. 2. DINNER
Starting at 7 pm our metabolism slows down. Our
bodies are governed by an internal clock, in which
there are moments of peak performance and
activity, and other rest of its energy.
In traditional Chinese medicine, is 7:00 to 21:00,
the time zone in which the stomach is at a minimum
energy, this is the reason why you may feel the
need to eat some food, and this is the time most
balanced and healthy for dinner, because the
digestive system needs to receive food for balance.
In addition to dinner moderately early dinner
ensures better digestion and assimilation of food,
avoiding overloading the liver, bloating and
flatulence and suffer sleep disorders.
Physical exercise regularly and moderately is very
beneficial for our body and our mind.
16. It has demonstrated its importance to weight
control, cholesterol reduction, proper maintenance
of blood glucose, decreased risk of coronary heart
disease and sudden death, and is being studied
which can exert positive influence on organic
diseases such as
diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, alcoholism, s
moking, and mental illnesses such as
depression, anxiety, psychosis, mental
retardation, etc ...
17. It is best to do 3 or 4 hours per week of exercise.
18. TIPS ON HEALTHY EATING AND EXERCISE
1. Eat a varied and balanced
diet. That is, eat
(bread, rice, potatoes, fruit
2. Do five meals a day:
morning, lunch, snack and
dinner. That way you
avoid snacking between
meals and reduces the
risk of getting fat.
19. 3. Carbohydrates
(legume, bread...)"no fat“.
4. A rich diet in milk
products is key to
5. Do not listen to fad
diets and dietary advice
you hear from non-
specialists. You should
always advice for a
detitian or a doctor.
6. Physical exercise
every day, at least an
20. 7. Choose the most appropriate physical activity to
your age, physical condition and environment. It is
better for your health to be exhausted at the end of
physical activity. It can even be dangerous.
8. The regular practice of physical exercise such as
walking, jogging, helps prevent muscle
atrophy, weight gain and osteoporosis.
21. 9. Do physical exercise
when you aren´t sick.
If it´s hot this exercise
should be with more
moderation and choose
cooler times of day.
10. Regular physical
exercise and healthy
eating are cornerstones in
the prevention and
treatment of diseases such
as obesity, diabetes
types 2, cardiovascular
Regular consumption of foods rich in saturated fats
such as fast food causes a greater tendency
towards overweight and even to obesity, causing
serious damage to our health.
Obesity is not only a disease but affects the
appearance of many others: diabetes,
hypertension, gout, cardiovascular disorders,
Here's a film by
Morgan, director and
starring of "Super Size
2004), where he spent
a month eating, and
establishments. And in
this entertaining film of
epic portions, shows
24. `SUPER ZISE ME´
Spurlock hit the road and interviewed experts in
twenty U.S. cities, Houston is also the most obese
city in America (now Detroit). Directors of public
health, gym teachers, cooks, children, governors,
legislators, presented their research, opinions and
gut reactions aroused in them a steady increase in
body volume of the American people.
Finally, Spurlock embarked on an experiment of
exceptional characteristics: tested firsthand the
effects of fast food on the human body. For thirty
consecutive days, Spurlock was fed based on
Cheeseburgers, Bic Macs and McNuggets,
subsisting exclusively on McDonald's menu items.
25. Due to consumption of fried and high-sodium foods
increased their levels of cholesterol and
sodium, and what began as a fun experiment and
casual became a serious problem for the hitherto
enviable health status of Morgan Spurlock.
In this maelstrom food one month accompanied by
a series of insightful and candid interviews with top
doctors and health professionals with advertising
and marketing executives with American teenagers.