More than one-third of American adults eat fast food on any given day, despite warnings about its impact on health and obesity, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Wednesday. The rate is especially high for young adults and gradually drops with age.
“Fast-food consumption has been associated with increased intake of calories, fat and sodium,” the CDC noted while reporting the prevalence of what medical experts have long considered an unhealthy eating habit, often associated with diabetes and heart disease.
But it’s cheap, quick, convenient and readily available, the report added, explaining fast food’s lasting popularity.
Before going to a fast food restaurant, look at their menu on-line for healthy choices. Several apps are available to help you find healthy food as well.