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Fast food restaurant chains are a popular and convenient choice for eating on the go in our modern society. There are certainly several positive aspects to fast food establishments, but are the potential health detriments and collective negative effects on society worth it? Or would it be better to support locally owned and operated restaurants? Here I will examine several facts pertaining to these restaurants, as well as explain why I personally believe we should not frequent these establishments, but rather support local restaurants.
In the documentary film “Supersize Me” Morgan Spurlock eats every meal at a McDonalds for a month. He eats what an average person would eat and gets almost no physical activity – only walking as many steps as an average person. Spurlock performed this experiment under close supervision of doctors and registered dietitians. He suffered several repercussions to his health as a result of this experiment. Spurlock gained 24.5 pounds, his cholesterol went up 65 points, and his body fat increased from 11% to 18%. Spurlock’s risk for he…
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