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4 Surprising Effects of Fast Food

4. Hooked on the Junk
In Super Size Me, Spurlock’s general practitioner describes his patient as “addicted” to McDonald’s food. While that statement might sound hyperbolic, a fast food addiction is possible, according to Science Daily. The high levels of sugar and fat cause blood sugar levels to spike and then crash, making patrons dependent on the euphoric effects of those insulin surges from the processed ingredients in their supersized meals.

What Tastes So Good Can Be So Bad
Spurlock may have turned a generation off to fast food, but according to the McDonald’s Web site, the corporation serves more than sixty million people around the globe every day. That’s a lot of headaches and unhappiness to go!

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11:20PM PST on Feb 5, 2014

The problem is the chemicals

5:19PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

This post deserves a larger audience.

11:46AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

noted

1:25PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Fast food makes me sick to my stomach. But never thought of it as a form of birth control!

6:42PM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

interesting

4:47AM PDT on May 30, 2011

I'm really surprised about the link between fast food and depression. But emotional eating is something I know a lot of people suffer from. I laughed so hard at the make babies, not burgers!

5:23PM PDT on May 25, 2011

I love reading your articles. Excellent blog. Thanks for sharing.

10:34PM PDT on May 3, 2011

They say the first veggi kids eat are potatoes in the form of french fries

2:25PM PDT on May 1, 2011

I'm amazed! Although the majority of people do not eat only fast food for 30 days. Most people eat it occasionally, not daily. I don't see any problems with eating it.

5:55AM PDT on Apr 26, 2011

Just a comment for dve.d regarding the remarks made about bread, meat etc. What you do not realise is that the fast food franchises pack this food with salt, sugar, fat and preservatives which are very damaging to your health and body. If you make the same foods at home they are natural and healthy as you stated. The fast food outlets are also amongs some of the biggest polluters. Think of all that packaging most of which is not biodegradable......

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