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Why is fast food unhealthy?

Why is fast food unhealthy?

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Asked by D.Hadenr, Last updated: Mar 26, 2020

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Answered Oct 09, 2019

“I can’t control everything in my life, but I can control what I put in my body.” - By ReshadJones

Are you eating healthy food? Food is our common love, and there is nothing wrong with enjoying your favorite food from time to time. But we should know what we are actually eating and how it’s going to affect our health in the future.
We often get confused about whether we should have it or not. Different mouths have different opinions, and we don’t know whom to hear.
We can’t make a list of all the items which are not good for health, but there are specific things which definitely fall under the unhealthy food and drinks category.


M. Porter

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M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose

Answered Mar 05, 2019

Firstly, it is full of calories, far more than you would expect from just looking at the food. Certain health and sanitary practices may suffer in the urge to be fast, especially when it comes processing meat. The high amounts of preservatives and chemicals in fast foods are a risk.

They are not meant to be consumed on a regular basis. The ingredients may be low grade meats and alternatives customers are not aware of. The result of regular eating of fast foods leads to obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes.


Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Oct 12, 2017

Generally speaking, fast food is unhealthy because most of the food options are fried, have countless preservatives in them or have an abundance of sugar. This also goes for the drinks as well. Besides, the bottled water, the iced tea has lots of sugar in it plus caffeine. Most of the options at fast food restaurants have a high sugar and fat content in them. There are some food options that don’t, but there are always things at these places that could add calories and fat to the seemingly healthy options.

For example, salads are generally healthy, but it you put fried chicken on top of the salad as opposed to the grilled chicken, now the salad is not very healthy anymore.


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