Racff- Raising Awareness of Consuming Fast-Food
Who We Are?
Have ever thought that consuming fast foods and carbonic drinks are harming your health? The result from our researches clearly shows that they have bad effects on the consumers. So, what should be done to reduce the harm effect of fast foods and carbonic drinks?
As our aim of the IGCSE global perspectives project, we decided to raise awareness of consuming fast foods and carbonic drinks by people. So that people consume them knowing the consequences of them. Racff, which is the name of our research group. We will be raising awareness of how harmful it is to consume fast food & carbonic drinks. Our wide range of researches found out that consuming fast food & carbonic drinks have affected the lives of vast amount of people.
It is essential to be highly acknowledged by the food and drinks younger people consume and because it is necessary to gain nutrients that help them to function everyday as well as to prevent incurable diseases such as cancer.
FAST FOOD CONSUMPTION
Fast foods tend to be high in calories, fat, salt, and sugar, - when consumed in excess, can be associated with obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, among other health risks. The global industry of fast food worth about 550 billion and it has expanded by 3.5 % from 2009 to 2014. There are about 50 million Americans who eat fast food every day.
According to National Center for Health Statistics data in 2013, an average US adult consumed 11.3 % of their diet calories from fast food, while an American spends roughly $1,200 on fast food annually and it is about $12.50 spent per meal. Adolescents all around the world aged between 12 to 19 consumed twice as many calories from fast food and as a matter of fact fast food does not provide a balanced diet, so in consequence children and teenagers from countries such as USA, Germany, France and Belgium or any other country with a higher rate of fast food consumption face a lot of problems regarding young people. On the other hand, the UK shows a 34% increase in fast food outlets from 2010 to 2019.
What is the Danger?
Fast foods and soft drinks mainly contain harmful amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, caffeine, and other substance. They contain extra amounts of these substances in these foods, which can cause heart problems, dehydration, headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure and harmful acids that can harm the bones and especially the removal of tooth enamel. Fats, sugars and a lot of
sodium alters the taste of fast food which makes them tastier. In contrast, overuse of sodium can be dangerous for your body which will interfere with blood pressure and lead problems for your heart. Excess fat on fast foods may cause weight gain and lead to obesity, a major issue with fast foods. This might affect the respiratory and circulatory system in your body.