Obesity and Fast Food Essay
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 …show more content…
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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