Reasons why you should avoid fast food
There are so many reasons to avoid eating at fast food restaurants, many of which we don’t really think about on a regular basis. There are things like obesity, and the caloric content of the food that are constantly explored in the media and in studies. But what two big reasons are there to stay away from fast food?
Low Food Quality
When you think about fast food, you don’t necessarily think about the quality of the food. When you are seeking out fast food, you are thinking more about getting something into you rather than what exactly you are putting into your body. In truth, most fast food is of very low quality. This isn’t just about the ingredients that are used (or aren’t) but also the preparation of the food and ingredients.
Ingredients in most fast food is cloudy on the best of days. Despite the new trend of restaurants releasing information about what goes into their menus, there is still some mystery surrounding just exactly what goes into some of our favourite fast foods. Some foods have things that you cannot pronounce in them, while others aren’t truly the proteins that they claim to be serving. You can tell the quality of the food by the quality of the ingredients, and in most cases, it just simply isn’t up to par. From the wilty lettuce to the rubbery cheese, it is just proof that the cheapest products are being used to produce the biggest amount of food that they can.
Preparation is a key step in fast food.
The whole point of the restaurants is for them to be fast. But at what cost? Companies tell their employees to cut corners in order to get the job done in a timely manner. This might mean more frozen food than you thought, as well as improperly trained employees handling your food. Is all of this really worth getting that cheap cheeseburger?
In addition to the poor conditions that the food is produced, there can be huge health effects because of the consumption of large amounts of fast food. Weight gain is nearly guaranteed, based on the fact that fast food tends to be so high in fat content. But besides the weight gain, you need to keep in mind that most fast food has a very low nutritional value. How many essential vitamins and minerals do you figure that you can get from a fast food meal? Not many in most cases. Fast food is loaded with preservatives, and even the “healthy options” on menus are loaded with fats that aren’t really needed in your daily diet.
Fast foods may be a staple in many diets across the country, but they really shouldn’t be. There are so many reasons to avoid fast food, some of which we don’t necessarily hear about. More people need to be made aware of what they are putting into their bodies when they are eating from fast food restaurants.
Which fast food restaurants are open 24 hours?
Fast food is among the most popular things to eat for people on the go.
Working strange hours, or just simply needing something on the go has forced many people to seek out different options.
Many companies are doing their best to take advantage of a 24-hour business, raking in extra business while their competitors are closed. It seems that more and more chains are going the 24-hour route, opting to serve a larger crowd and offer breakfast options as well as their regular menus. Depending on your area, you will find one (or several of these restaurants open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week)
Many McDonalds are open 24-hours, or are at least closed for a very short amount of time to clean before the breakfast rush. McDonalds has gotten better about their breakfast, offering other options than a greasy McMuffin for the early hours. Made popular by the movie “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle”, these restaurants cater to the nostalgia seekers and weekend warriors alike. Though it isn’t the greatest food, it certainly isn’t the most expensive either.
Known for their tasty (but toxic) food, it should come as no surprise that many are open 24 hours. This is also in-part due to the fact that they are often joint stores with other chains that are also open 24-hours. Though people constantly bash their coffee, Dunkin has been able to strongly compete with the others of its class. It has its hard core fans, just as other restaurants do, and that is what keeps this place open 24-hours. They do serve breakfast during the morning hours.
More recently, burger king has been pushing their breakfast menus, in an attempt to compete with McDonalds. The quality far outweighs the cost, putting Jimmy John’s at the top of most lists for fast food preferences. The US version of a Canadian favourite, pales in comparison to its northern counterpart. Still offering coffee 24-hours along with breakfast eats seems like a solid business structure.
Another burger joint, turned 24-hour restaurant, Sonic has a lot to offer the night owls. Eating in your car might not be your preferable option, their food more than makes up for it. Having convenient, ready to eat food, available to you 24-hours a day seems like a pretty dangerous thing.
The quality far outweighs the cost, putting Jimmy John’s at the top of most lists for fast food preferences. The US version of a Canadian favourite, pales in comparison to its northern counterpart. Still offering coffee 24-hours along with breakfast eats seems like a solid business structure.
Another burger joint, turned 24-hour restaurant, Sonic has a lot to offer the night owls. Eating in your car might not be your preferable option, their food more than makes up for it. Having convenient, ready to eat food, available to you 24-hours a day seems like a pretty dangerous thing. With the cost of food on the rise, it makes sense that fast food joints are bringing in more and more customers with their low cost food.
Author Bio— My name is Sunil Kumar and i am a security researcher, penetration tester, software developer and part time blogger. I am running a website on blogging, digital marketing, search engine optimization, make money online and social media. i am the owner of website Blogging Hub.
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