Fast foods are very often associated with junk food, poor nutrition: what are the effects, the health consequences of fast food?
Despite the dietary needs, different from the age and activity of people, the fast food is a vast expanse of homogeneity.
Whether you are a child, teenager, adult, elderly, sick or healthy, active or sedentary, pregnant, etc.
The famous hamburger – fries is the basis of all meals in fast food.
For a few years, appeared a few salads, chicken, fish for a new variety.
The fast food is in general:
Too high in fat.
Too rich in sugar and salt.
Too rich in chemicals.
Poor in vegetable fiber.
Poor in vitamins.
Take for example the typical menu: hamburger, fries, coca-cola and ketchup.
This type of diet contains only 3 flavors out of 6: sweet, salty and acid.
Meat, bread and soda are sweet; The fries are salty and the vinegar of the ketchup is acid.
This type of food is so appreciated by Westerners as it helps to calm emotional problems such as stress.
But this food is not good for health because it is unbalanced and difficult to digest (3 flavors only). Us Asian people are also not traditionally used to eating such foods.
The effects of this food in the short term:
And light drinks like soda or coca contain aspartame.
Fat is represented by saturated fatty acids, sugar and salt are refined.
This non-food substance is known to be cancerous.
Beef tallow, dextrose and gluten are also found in French fries.
Many chemical additives are also present, not to mention GM vegetables in many countries (maize, soybeans, etc.)
The whole thing raises the Radical Free (RL) in the blood.
Free radicals are an index of inflammation and aging of cells.
One study showed that an hour after a meal in a fastfood, there was a 125% increase in RL in the blood, 175% 2 hours after, 138% 3 hours after.
It has been recognized that meat accounts for 70% of all food poisoning associated with fast foods.
The potential dangers of fast food restaurants in the longer term:
Some cancers such as prostate, pancreas, ovaries, breasts, uterus, lungs, intestines.
Diabetes, especially fat.
Phenomenon of obesity.
Disorders of the gall bladder.
Some facts about obesity:
In America, it is almost 1 in 4 people.
In Britain, 1 in 40 women is obese.
More than half of adults are too big and 30% of them are obese in Europe.
Does fast food represent a danger to our health?
The paradox of fast food is that it has bad image but is experiencing a real success.
Today, fast food is a lifestyle: people who are in a hurry and do not want to waste time cooking.
“The sandwiches that these types of restaurants offer are far too rich in sugars and fats” explains a nutritionist.