The Hazards of Fast Food

February ended with exploring the hazards of Fast Food. We had the chance to watch the documentary, “Food Inc.” where we learned about how the Fast Food industry gets their food and how they are subsidized in order to provide low prices. Ironically, French fries have brought in 110 billion dollars over the past year. We are spending more money on bad food than good food!

Unfortunately, all of this information showed us that we want to decrease our Fast Food consumption. Fast Food is empty calories, and often provides no nutritional value and instead has a lot of fat, trans fat, corn, sugar, and salt. The average person should only be eating around 2,000 calories a day and the average Burger, Fries, and Coke has a whole day’s worth of calories! There is also a salt recommendation of 2 grams of salt a day and French fries drastically exceed that and a large order at some Fast Food places has 75 grams!!!! Additionally, having Fast Food more than twice a week drastically increases ones chance of disease such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and high cholesterol.

I, Nessa your Beat Back Diabetes Blogger urge you to limit the amount of Fast Food in your diet and if possible eliminate it all together. If you cannot eliminate it all together, please don’t have it more than twice a week

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