Everyone loves eating fast food. But what really is the truth behind fast food items. Are they really healthy for you or do they have more of disadvantages? To know these answers, please read the following.
Fast food facts
White Castle was the first formed fast food chain that was introduced in 1921. Mc Donald’s entered the fast food industry in the year 1948. The total revenue of Mc Donald’s is $23 Billion from 31000 locations around the world. Yum Brand’s revenue is about $11.3 Billion.
American dudes and fast food
Of the 500 men aged between 18 and 35, 90% visited Mc Donald’s in the last three months. It is a fact that 59% of the young male adults eat at a fast food outlet regularly. 60% of the guys go to Mc Donald’s in order to purchase a drink or fries.
In 2013, over 1000000000 Kit Kat bars will carry the fair-trade mark. This basically means that 4300 tones of fair-trade cocoa go for Kit Kat 4 finger while 5300 tones of cocoa goes for Kit Kat 2 finger. The Nestle cocoa plan will help in improving the lives of cocoa farmers.
A California roll with brown rice has only 177 calories while a royal burger with cheese has got 760 calories! Sushi is a health food which has more of protein and less fat. Intake of Sushi can result in increase in happiness.
Diabetes and fast food
Some of the advantages of fast food include convenience, taste, quick to eat, quick to prepare and satisfies taste buds. The disadvantages of fast food are high calories, low of nutrition, low in fiber, high in fat, sugar and salt. It is known that fast food is addictive because it over stimulates reward pathways in the brain which lead to addiction.
Quick service restaurant
Of all the fast food chains, Mc Donalds leads both on Facebook and Twitter while Taco Bell comes second on both. Other popular fast food chains on social networking sites include Subway, Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robins.
Serving sizes and around the world
20 years ago, two slices of pizza had 500 calories while now two slices of pizza has 800 calories. A cheeseburger has 33 calories 20 years ago while it has 590 calories in the present time. A bagel accounted for 140 calories then and now it has 350 calories.
Fun facts about donuts
- The average donut hole if 4/5 inches in diameter.
- The average glazed donut has 200 calories.
- The US donut industry is worth $3.6 billion.
- The glazed donut is 3 times more popular than any other donut.
Good food for work
Some foods that employees should eat are:
- Dark chocolate
- Nuts and seeds
- Whole grains
- Raw carrots
Fruit, veggies and pesticides
The U.S. uses 1.2 Billion pounds of pesticides a year but only 0.01% actually reach the bugs. The rest end up contaminating our food, water and air. The environment working group found at least one pesticide on 63% of the produce sample size that they analyzed.