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The Negative Effects of Fast Food

Updated on June 17, 2016

Humans need food to survive. In the 21st century, it is normal for an average American to have obesity. We might go to the drive thrus to find an easy way out of making dinner. It is fine if every once in a while you do not feel like going through the struggle of making a meal, but some people eat fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fast food is not always horrible, but eating it on a daily basis harms your body. Many Americans do not notice the risk of what eating large amounts of fast food can do to your body. I am not just going to go into depth about how it causes weight gain, but there are other effects. Most fast foods have a lot of calories and a low nutrition value. It can have high levels of carbohydrates, added sugar, and sodium. The amount of sugars and fats in fast food can cause heart diseases. There are large amounts of Trans fat in fast food, and it causes you cholesterol levels to increase. (Better eat those cheerios.) The sodium can cause high blood pressure or enlarged heart muscle. It may also cause kidney stones, kidney disease, and stomach cancer. Studies have shown that someone who eats large amounts of fast food is 51% more likely to have depression. The ingredients in fast foods can also cause headaches and can cause you to be bloated.

In conclusion, it is fine to have fast food a couple of times a month, but large amounts of it can harm your body. I know you will be tempted since the amount of fast food places have doubled since 2006. Help Americans today build up their bodies, instead of tearing them down.

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