“The Quality of Your Life is Directly Related To the Quality of Your Food” — b.k.e.
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” Hippocrates ~400 BC
In 1970, Americans spent $6 billion on fast food; in 2010, Americans spent more than $170 billion. Fast food is served in restaurants, drive-throughs, stadiums, zoos and other attractions, airports, schools, shopping centers, cruise ships, trains, and even in hospital cafeterias. While it is cheap and easy, the trend towards convenience food is wrecking our health. Eating fast food is directly linked to an increased caloric and fat intake and a decreased overall vitamins intake (Paeratakul et al 2003), contributing to an epidemic of obesity combined with malnutrition.
Paeratakul, S, DP Ferdinand, CM Champagne, DH Ryan, and GA Bray. 2003. Fast-food consumption among US adults and children:dietary and nutrient intake profile. J Am Diet Assoc. 103(10): 1332-8.