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Fast Food and the Environment

Short Term Solution, Long Term Problems

fast food and the environment

When you’re in a hurry and you stomach is growling, it’s easy to succumb to the temptation of fast food. It’s easy, cheap, and for those with a taste for it, delicious. We all know we shouldn’t, but sometimes even the most fitness-conscious among us gets the urge to roll up to the drive-through, order a double cheeseburger and large fries, and wash the guilt down with a large, icy cup of soda.

One problem with eating fast food is the negative effects it can have on our health. Fast food is high in fat and calories, which aren’t bad in and of themselves, as long as we burn them off. The problems is, we often don’t. Just take a look at the regulars at your nearest fast-food burger joint. Fitness enthusiasts? Well, maybe not. Continue reading