Obesity and Fast Food Essay

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Fast food is popular in America. In fact, one of America’s nicknames is “fast food nation,” (“Healthy” par. 1). It is quick and only takes a short amount of time to get the food. There are so many fast food restaurants in the world. Every corner people turn, there is another McDonald’s or a popular fast food restaurant. What people do not know about this easy way of eating is how unhealthy fast food really is. Quick food does not mean nutritious food. However, many Americans debate whether fast food restaurants should be required to show the nutrition in their food.

Obesity is a big social issue in America. Due to the popularity of fast food and other unhealthy foods, more and more Americans are developing health diseases and
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There is also a bill known as the “Cheeseburger bill,” which protects fast food chains from being sued by obese people (“Phrase” par. 1). Some obese people have been suing fast food chains to blame them for their own obesity, but the “Cheeseburger bill” prohibits this (“Phrase” par. 2).

Fast food chains are also trying to begin a trend of selling healthier and more nutritious foods. Some fast food chains now sell healthier food such as apple slices and salads (“Healthier” par. 6). Trans fat has recently been banned in some states such as New York (“Ban” par 10). It has been banned because it harms our bodies by clogging the arteries and causing many other health complications (“Ban” par.1). This means that fast food restaurants had to make adjustments to their food in order to remove the trans fat. By taking it out, it may save people from having heart attacks or other conditions in the future. Other places just require the fast food companies to add trans fat to the food labels to warn people. (“Ban” par. 6). Trans fat is the worst type of fat out there (“Ban” par. 2). By removing trans fats and posting the nutrition and the calorie count on menus, America is working to make fast food less harmful to people. Fast food companies in America should be required to have healthier standards by making fast food itself nutritious and by posting the nutrition facts.

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