How much fast food do you think Americans eat?


Fast food. In and Out, Carl’s Junior, Mcdonalds. We all are familiar with these restaurant names. Today, most of America’s diet is including more and more of these unhealthy food choices. The report from U.S.’s Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how much Americans eat.

Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of adults eat fast food any day. “On any given day in the United States, an estimated 36.6% or approximately 84.8 million adults consume fast food,” states Cheryl Fryar, and a health statistician. Fryar thinks that fast food has played on of the most important role on Americans’ diets and obesity levels..

On average, an adult consumed 11.3% of their total calories from fast food, between 2007 and 2010. This was established by the National Center for Health Statistics data. Fast food affects many people’s everyday lives and increasingly affects their health.

Fast foods are too high in sugar, starch, and carbs and salt. All these factors are associated with obesity, high blood sugar, type two diabetes. These are not worth it, even for fast food.

Who eats the least-and most-fast food?

On an average from twenty and older, the reports from National Health and Nutrition Examination society say that sometimes the fast food levels vary from different income. People with lower income consume 31.7%, middle income consume 36.4%, and the highest income claims that they eat 42% of fast food. Men eat more fast food than women, exactly 37.9% vs 34.5%. Poor people eat the least, which is what nobody thinks. Fast food is usually cheaper, so people would probably conclude that people with lower income would

“What surprised me was the finding that income was positively associated with more fast food,” said Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, the head of the clinical information at the Global Obesity Prevention Center. “That connection or correlation is opposite of what I perhaps would have expected,” he states. “But we need these kinds of studies and these kinds of facts and statistics to get a better understanding of what drives the use of foods that, as a nutrition expert I would say, are not your first choice for a variety of reasons.”

Now, other restaurants are trying to add healthier choices to their kids menus, just to attract others to come. For example, Mcdonalds changed the happy meal, and added apples and cuties to the selection. Kids still consume sugar and carbs, since the restaurants aren’t changing completely. Parents take their kids to fast food places a lot, especially when the children are young. This is even worse than when the child is older, because when the child is younger, its body is developing and doesn’t want or need all the extra carbs and sugars.

One way people prevent this and try to solve this problem is by taking the time to prep and make meals. The meals tend to be healthier, with fresher and more nutritious value. This will increase the rate of a better health and is better for the body’s benefit, which is what people want.

Sources Used:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/03/health/fast-food-consumption-cdc-study/