Probably everyone now knows the fact that "fast food" is bad for your health. But few people think about the reasons. What is hidden under the name "fast food"? What are the popular dishes related to this group? What is its impact on the human body in the long term? Perhaps the answers to these questions will make you never want to eat a hamburger or those Chinese noodles again.
” Fast-Food” - fast food
This is a group of foods (dishes) that are quickly prepared and sold to customers for (most of the time) not much money. It is offered as a network of restaurants located in different countries, as well as small independent cafes or even snack bars located in a small stable near a lively place. The rise in popularity of fast food was helped by 3 factors:
1. A low price of food.
2. Short wait time for ordered lunch.
3. The very easy access to restaurants that offer all kinds of fast foods.
Of course, the efforts of sellers, providing a special taste and seductive aroma cannot be ruled out.
"Fast food" is not just hamburgers.
Most of the time this type of food is associated with a hamburger - a cutlet with sauce, spices and vegetables, sandwiched between two halves of a roll. However, there are others and their variations of cheeseburger, hamburger, fishburger and many others. But it is necessary to understand that this category also includes other dishes:
Unfortunately, all of these products combine high calorie content, a palpable content of poor-quality hard fat, simple carbohydrates, and salt. There is very little valuable fiber, vitamins, or minerals there.
"Fast food" and calorie content.
This is a very high calorie meal. In itself, a fat cutlet and other ingredients is a snack, with a calorie content of 250-300 calories. And if you add a serving of potatoes and a sweet drink, the result is a combination that can terrify any connoisseur of healthy eating. Of course, the problem is not only in the calories and not so much in themselves. Rather, it is in the absence of any reasonable balance of the ingredients used. The calories and fat in "fast food" are not balanced by a sufficient number of useful components, such as vegetables, which contain valuable vitamins, minerals and fiber that you need.
Not to mention the fact that according to the famous English chef Jamie Oliver, any minced meat is ideal for hiding something. The latest posts on this topic indicate that it is better not to be interested in the “hidden” ingredients, otherwise there will be a desire to bring this case to court. Unfortunately, this is true. All sorts of cargoes, such as soy protein, flavors, dyes, and waste from meat processing plants, in the hands of modern chemists and cooks can make for quite a palatable cutlet.
What other risks does eating fast food have?
In a life in constant rush, we don't even think about what we eat regularly. Meanwhile, such foods contain not only fats, but fatty substances that have been too exposed to fire. Therefore, they have taken not only a harmful form, but also a dangerous form. As studies have shown, such trans fats are carcinogens that promote the development of atherosclerosis, increase cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Not to mention the fact that carcinogens themselves are substances that contribute to the formation of cancerous tumors in the body.
And if we talk directly about the figure, then such food has a very detrimental effect. A high glycemic index of components that contain excessive amounts of sugar or excess salt, is able to retain water in the body and increase blood pressure. All of this is not beneficial to health at all and contributes to obesity. But most of all, there is practically no valuable fiber there.
For all those who like all kinds of burgers, pizza, and other dishes on the list, there are healthy alternatives. You can also cook everything yourself. Then all dishes will be natural, moderately salty and certainly fresh. In addition, you will be able to control the quantity and quality of each ingredient used.