The history of fast food has started in the 50’s and these quick convenient meals are becoming more and more popular all the time. However, the rate of obesity also increases in direct progression with the growth of the fast food network restaurants.
Really, there is no surprise that the rate of overweight people increases with the sedentary lives most of them lead and the haste of the modern society when there is simply no time to cook normal and healthy food.
Moms do work and sometimes even harder than fathers taking into consideration all the household duties they have to perform. That is why there is no surprise that they do not cook dinners. In a rush of a busy day they just pick up ready-made dinners in the supermarket and microwave them. This is cheap and easy and not at all time-consuming. Many of them do not do it because they are lazy but simply because they are utterly tired and exhausted. However, such a habit produces its effect in a period of time.
However, it is really not wise to put all the blame for the obesity epidemic only on fast food and its effect. There are a lot of other factors that impact into the problem a lot.
Still, fast food restaurants have got their share of responsibility. The foods sold in such restaurants are high in calories and fatty. They are also filled with a number of pretty unhealthy ingredients. Deep frying method is widely used there and it has never been considered the healthiest of all. And it is not that people do not know about it all; they just like fast food and do not really care much.
Fast foods seem more appealing to people as they evoke some sort of addiction. The ingredients used in their production make them taste and seem more appealing and delicious than natural and healthy products.
However, it is not so easy to solve this problem. There are a lot of people who can not image their lives without a hamburger or fries. And as long as people are willing to buy such foods they will be sold and offered. The companies know exactly what they do. It is a huge amount of money and one of the surest sources of stable income. At this point people’s health is not taken into consideration at all.
That is why there are a lot of restaurants that provide no information about the food they serve. They are not interested in people awareness. In this respect the percentage of the restaurants that try to educate people is very insignificant: no one wants to lose their money. Most of they consider that it is up to a customer to decide whether to buy or not, no one make you to. As a result, people’s ignorance and neglect pays them back.