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Teenagers are growing socially and physically and the decisions they make throughout these years influence their current and future health (Marlow). The decision to feast at fast food restaurants is an unhealthy preference which leads to a mixture of health problems. Teenagers desire instant gratification and quickly become overfed and under nourished at fast food restaurants. (Ram). “It’s extremely difficult to eat in a healthy way at a fast-food restaurant. Despite some of their recent healthful offerings, the menus still tend to include foods high in salt, sugar and calories and low in fiber and nutrients,” said Mark Pereira, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota (Cornforth).
First, fast foods are unhealthy because they include too much salt; the Consensus Action of Salt Health conducted a study which established that many of the items on the menus at Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Pizza Hut contained four times the daily recommended amount of salt for children and two times the daily recommended amount of salt for a…
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