Did you know that 75¾% of the American population is likely to be overweight and obese by 2020? According to the Centers for Disease and Disease Control and Prevention, 36% of American adults and 17% of the under 19 American youth are obese. Meanwhile, in many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by international fast food. This is having a negative effect on both the family’s culture and society’s culture. This article will reveal these effects to warn the public. While fast food continues to grow more popular in modern society, it has become a great threat to the traditional way of cooking and has thus become harmful to the health and culture of all people.
Fast food has become a health problem in countries like the United States, where the number of overweight people has risen sharply. Not only because fast food is high in fat, sugar, salt and calories, but also because of its large portions. Surveys show that adults should eat only 100 to 150 calories of added sugar a day. Many fast food drinks themselves contain more than 140 calories of added sugar. In general, obese people are more likely to have heart disease than people of normal weight. In the same way,
Fat, sugar and lots of sodium (salt) can make the combination of fast food something tastier and makes for a wonderful experience. But a long-term high-sodium diet can lead to thirst and endocrine dysfunction, which can lead to a host of diseases. Some studies suggest that adults consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day. One fast food meal can provide half of the daily consumption.
Therefore, fast food will not only lead to obesity but also induce a series of diseases, which have an impact on human health. Another problem is that it affects people’s social culture, including threatening the traditional cooking culture and affecting people’s family relations. Traditional cooking methods are famous for the diversity of ingredients, cooking styles and tastes, and many traditional dishes show the development of cooking culture in different regions. At present, most fast food chains serve American or European food, such as hamburgers, Fried chicken, French fries and pizza. With the popularity of fast food, the market of traditional cooking food will be squeezed, making traditional cooking methods difficult to inherit, some traditional recipes may disappear. Before, people are more respected French eating habits, and even fast food so popular that most French people still cling to the food, they proud French cuisine, but according to the survey, now in France, a sharp rise in the fast food sales, more and more fast food chains, this proves that more and more French people used to eat fast food. In Rome, for example, a traditional dish is disappearing due to competition with fast food chains and a surprising number of restaurants. Fast food culture also has a negative impact on families, especially in family relationships; When people don’t go to family dinners as often as they used to. Generally speaking, family dinners provide opportunities for family members to communicate and get to know each other. People who eat out often may not be able to keep up with family problems or the emotional needs of other family members. As families become more and more scattered, many people feel lonely and helpless when they encounter problems in their daily life. In a word, fast food has a great impact on traditional cooking methods and has a negative impact on family relations.
The popularity of fast food is indeed a serious problem. It not only threatens people’s health but also destroys a kind of social culture. In the long run, if the government does not take measures to limit the development of fast food, the obesity rate will rise twice in 10 years, while traditional food will gradually disappear.