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How Much Do You Really Know About Fast Food?

Updated: Mar 19, 2023

Fun fact: Overconsumption of food that isn't prepared in your kitchen can have various negative health effects.

Indulging in a fast-food meal has become part of the modern American experience, especially for younger generations. But it's important to think critically about your choices. Friends don't let friends eat fast food.

We all know that fast food is bad for you, but few of us give it any thought beyond the nutritional content of a meal or a restaurant's menu. But the truth is that fast food companies and their paid spokespeople have already manipulated our perceptions in order to get us to buy their products.

Learn more about the adverse effects of fast food and what fast food chains are doing (or not) to educate and improve our choices when grabbing a quick bite out.

Read the article below to learn more but before you do you may want to snack on some fast food stats and facts. Thanks to Debbie Gant for sending along this link!

Best Wishes from Farmer Lauren!

Article from MedicalNewsToday

by Maria Cohut, Ph.d (Fact checked by Gianna D'emilio)

Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?

Filled with empty calories and ultra-processed, fast food may increase the risk of obesity and cancer. While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved — to the contrary, in fact.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that, between 2013 and 2016, 36.6 percent of adults in the United States ate fast food on any given day.

Moreover, according to a study conducted by the University of Connecticut researchers in 2018, around 74 percent of parents purchase unhealthful foods for their children in fast-food restaurants.

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