Fast food causes acne. Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Real Nutrition NYC, disagrees. Simple sugars, white flour, and empty carbohydrates like French fries are responsible.
Bacon burgers, fried dishes, and milkshakes are heavy in saturated fats. Saturated fats are known to be bad for the heart, but they may also affect brain function.
Dietary fibre (found in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds) aids digestion. Fiber keeps your digestive tract working correctly by removing waste. Most fast food lacks fiber.
Plastic food and beverage packaging is lined with endocrine-disrupting phthalates. They're unhealthy. Sadly, they are harmful to your health.
Leah Kaufman, MS, RD, CDN warns about soda's dental health implications. Soda causes tooth damage and cavities by increasing mouth acidity.
Fast food raises blood sugar. White-flour-based items, such a burger bun or French fries, are high in white sugar. These foods can cause obesity and other problems
Fast food meats contain sodium nitrate and nitrite. These additives prevent bacterial growth and preserve meat colour. Both chemicals can form cancer-causing nitrosamines.
Fast food is high in sodium. One Big Mac has 970 mg of sodium, over one-third of the daily limit. Shapiro warns that a high sodium intake can cause osteoporosis.