In this project, my biggest success was to be able to use note cards in my writing to make it sound stronger. To do this i had to use note cards and research for a lot for information. Without the note cards I wouldn’t be organized.
The biggest difficulty in this project is to be able to get a variety of sources to use. If I have a lot of sources then my writing would be very strong. Without it then my writing would sound weak. Another difficulty i had was to be able to find a video that gives me information about fast food.
Next time I would try and go to a public library becuase there will be more books. If I can find more books then there would be more information that I can use in my writing. Right now I feel like my writing is good but it doesn’t sound really strong. If I got a chance to redo I would go to the library and take more time researching.
Quang Hieu, Dao
November 22, 2016
How can fast food give a negative effect on our health?
Fast food has been around for a long time, but only a few know what effects it has on our body. There are a lot of fast food restaurants around the world, all the restaurants are always filled with people eating burgers, french fries, and etc. Fast food are made for people who are lazy or just want to fill up their belly so they can go and do other things. Cooking a healthy meal can take a long time but ordering fast food only takes a minute or two. Eating fast food has many negative effects on our body. Such as, rising the risk of obesity, lower good cholesterol, and affecting the brain. These things can affect your body in the future.
One major effect fast food has on our body is making our body gain fat which can cause obesity. Poor quality of diet and unhealthy choices from fast food raise the chances of children and adolescents becoming obese (Cashin-Garbutt). As we can see a lot of children love eating fast food. They think the food are good and healthy because they make them full. Some parents might not know that it has poor quality and unhealthy for children and adolescents which causes their kids to have obesity. According to Dr. David Ludwig, working at Children’s Hospital Boston as director of obesity program, “Fast food is commonly recognized to have very poor nutritional quality (Study).” Kids would think that fast food is healthy like any other food they get from their parents but they don’t know that the food has poor nutrition in it which causes them to have obesity. “The study was the first long-term look at the relationship between fast-food consumption and diabetes,” said Arne Astrup, an obesity expert at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark (Study). Many scientist have shown that fast food can cause obesity. Some people might think the only reason you get obese is by eating sweet things a lot. If fast food is taken in a lot it can also cause you to have obesity. In conclusion, fast food contains unhealthy food and has poor quality which causes kids to have obesity.
Secondly, fast food can affect our body by adding trans fat which can make us have high cholesterol. The levels of unwanted cholesterol, Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, rise because of trans fats in fast food (@healthline). An ordinary person might not research the different kinds of fats inside something they eat. Scientist have shown that fast food has trans fats that can cause LDL cholesterol to rise. The good cholesterol, High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, is lowered because of trans fats, this can give people a higher risk of obtaining type 2 diabetes (@healthline). If LDL cholesterol rises and the HDL cholesterol is lowered then that can lead to type 2 diabetes, but many parents think fast food is just like any other food that they cook everyday. “The high fat content in fast food can contribute to high cholesterol, which can also lead to atherosclerosis. That occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries and prevents the flow of blood to the heart and organs” (Stoddard), says White, owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios. Jim White pointed out an important fact that fast food gives you high cholesterol, which leads to atherosclerosis, the stage of fatty deposit. This can affect children’s and adults’ health significantly. As you can see, fast food might be a small meal you get every once in awhile but it can cause a lot of dangerous sickness like high cholesterol later on in life.
Another big affect fast food has on our body is affecting our main manager, the brain. Every fast food has poor nutrients. It doesn’t give you enough vitamins and minerals that everyone’s brain needs (Ipatenco). The brain is very important to everyone. If the brain doesn’t get what it needs to work it can affect other part of the body in many ways. Fast food can damage brain neurons in a way where the brain can not work how it should. If fast food is taken in daily they can take away brain nutrients so that the brain can’t function (Ipatenco). Everyday if people eat fast food they might think that it’s only a small amount and it would be okay, but if they eat that amount over a long term it can take away things that the brain needs. If the brain doesn’t have enough nutrients it can function differently that can cause mental illness, decrease cognitive ability, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Ipatenco). Trans fats in fast food takes over omega fatty acids with can affect our brain’s health. The brain’s health is very important because it controls everything we do. If we let fast food damage the brain it can cause the brain to not function correctly (Fleck) . Finally, fast food can affect the brain which can cause other sickness in the future.
As the result, fast food has many negative effects on human’s health such as giving people a risk of obesity, increasing the amount of bad cholesterol, and damaging the brain. Even though it might be a small meal at a time, it can be dangerous in the future. In addition, childhood is the most important time for the brain to grow and nutrition is important during this time. Parents should keep an eye on their children’s diet to prevent long term illness in their adulthood. This might be difficult because fast food is tasty and has a lot of advertising directed at children.