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Fast Food? Not So Fast

Is it really good for you?

Mileyda Casasola, Writer

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The number of establishments in the United States fast food industry in 2018 was forecast to reach 247,191. The typical American spends about $1,200 on fast food annually. That breaks down to $100 a month and roughly $12.50 spent per meal. Approximately 3% of Americans admit to eating at fast food restaurants at least once per day. That’s about 9.5 million people on quick meals. It’s understandable that it’s easier to buy fast food when your time is running low, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. The flavors of the food have something that makes it addicting to some people. Many health problems and deaths were caused by fast food due to its high sodium and fat content. Eating certain fast foods may also be dangerous to your heart health. In one study, the risk of dying from heart disease increased by 20% for people who eat fast food once a week and nearly 80% for those who eat it four times a week or more. When a person is addicted to fast food it’s hard to change your diet. Fast food restaurants are beginning to include more healthy options on their menus.

 

6 Comments

6 Responses to “Fast Food? Not So Fast”

  1. Asmaa Maqsood on February 27th, 2018 12:08 pm

    Good stats!!!!

  2. Mike Romero on February 27th, 2018 12:14 pm

    yes

  3. Mileyda Casasola on February 27th, 2018 12:14 pm

    thanks!

  4. Oluwadamilola Ipaye on March 1st, 2018 11:11 am

    That looks good and yummy, the picture make me hungery right now

  5. Ryan Davis on March 1st, 2018 11:52 am

    yo the food looks so good

  6. Christopher Wojcik on March 16th, 2018 2:33 pm

    It always seems to look better in the commercials than it does when you take it out of the bag. Check out “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser.

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