April 29, 2020

Four Incredible Reasons to Shun Regular Eating in Fast Food Chains

By Beth Nyambura

You are just from the office and quite tired and hungry. The solution – some dinner in your favorite fast food restaurant.  

In fact, you argue that it will save you time compared to cooking. Quite true, but what is the flipside of eating in that favorite joint too often?

1. Poor Food Quality

Most foods like chicken are stored with some chemicals to increase the shelf-life. Artificial coloring and chemicals to enhance the palatability and appearance of the food is also common.

The quick delivery kiosks do not care so much about the nutritional value of the food as long as they make sales.

The goal of the fast foods is to make a profit and they will use the cheapest products at most times, whose quality is poor, to make higher profits.

2. Unhygienic Food Preparation Methods

The methods used to prepare foods do not always maintain the highest hygiene standards.

Some employees lack the necessary training in food handling resulting in a compromise in the end product.

 Unbelievably, some foods are half cooked but served to you comfortably, risking your health.  

3. Fast Food Joints and Obesity 

Most of the quick service restaurants serve food high in cholesterol and sugars which will make you add more weight.

The fast-food chain owners are just concerned with appealing to your taste buds and making you come tomorrow but your health is not primary.

4. Exposure to Lifestyle diseases

Eating from the in-room dining daily is a recipe for lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and coronary heart disease.

The high cost of living with these illnesses is not worthwhile while you can make the right choice of cooking.

Eating healthy foods is important and the only way to determine what you are taking is by preparing your own food as regularly as you can.

However, eating outside once in a while is alright as long as it does not get addictive.