Merits and demerits of fast food

Recently, more and more people are eating fast food.Many women are working as much as men. They are too busy to cook. Fast food is prepared and served quickly. When people have less time, it is more convenient and it is tasty.

 However, fast food menus include foods high in fat, sugar and calories and low in fiber and nutrients. Eating frequent fast food meals causes teens and adults more weight and leads to lifestyle- related diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, cancer. According to a medical report, fast food lowers people’s immune system and trans-fats and saturated fats in fast food raise the risk of depression.

 These diseases are on the rise in not only Japan but also in many advanced countries. As a result, health care cost is increasing. That is a big burden for the government.

 Fast food creates much higher risk of disease. To stay healthy, people should eat more nutritious food avoiding junk food.

 

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