Fast food

Fast food

Definition of Fast food :

Foods that are prepared faster than regular meals, as they are easy to prepare and delicious, including “burgers”, “pizza”, and “sandwiches” of various kinds. These meals and others that are prepared in world-famous restaurants are considered saturated with fats, sugars and Also preservatives, it is also a source of calories. Fast Food History The first appearance of fast food was in the Roman era in Britain, wherein 1762, "John Montagu" wrapped pieces of dried meat in bread so as not to interrupt his work, and it was considered the first sandwich

Fast food

Disadvantages of fast food 

After studying the components of these meals, researchers found that they are seriously harmful to human health. They also found the negative effects that appeared on many people who used to eat these meals frequently, and some of these damages lead to serious and fatal diseases, and we will mention the most important of these effects and negative damage to the human body and its general health, as follows: 
  • Cardiovascular disease

The high-fat content in these meals helps raise the level of cholesterol in the blood, which in turn is one of the most important causes of high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, clots, and high blood sugar.
Obesity Various studies indicate that fast food has doubled its calories four or five times since the seventies of the last century, and this naturally will lead to a rise in obesity levels for people who eat it, and obesity is one of the most causes that leads to many Various diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, psychiatric diseases, orthopedics, and many others. 
  • Digestive problems 

Fast foods that contain a high percentage of sugars, lead to tooth decay and cause indigestion and ulcers. It was previously believed that the only causes of ulcers were spicy foods,
Psychological stress, and smoke, but it was recently discovered that fast food containing a high percentage of oils and its lack of vitamins and fibers are also a cause of chronic ulcers and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 
  • Liver diseases 

 Some studies have been conducted on several people who were eating fast food daily, and it was found that they had hepatitis and cirrhosis diseases. Addiction The New Scientist magazine revealed that the percentage of fats and sugars in one fast food meal is enough to disrupt the body's balance in controlling its meals. as it increases the secretion of “galanin” in the brain that stimulates the request for more food, not to mention some studies Which proved that some of these meals contain chemicals that are difficult to stay away from as if someone was addicted to drugs
  • Osteoporosis

 Since these foods largely lack the necessary vitamins and minerals, it is natural to find brittle bones, and soft drinks provided with these meals prevent the absorption of calcium, which is necessary for the bones. Cancer In March 2011, the Jordanian newspaper published a study conducted by University Professor Jonathan Shack, in which he confirmed the link between colon and intestine cancer patients with fast food, as he noticed a high rate of this type of cancer in people who normally eat these foods, not to mention that Some types, especially smoked meats, which contain a high percentage of carbon dioxide, may lead to cancer.