Specific Purpose: Motivate people not to eat MC Donald's. Nevertheless, eat Healthy.
Thesis Statement: The effects of Mc Donald's food are constantly growing, and people should change their eating habits.
People need to eat, but the foods available may not meet the essential nutrient contents that are necessary for a healthy living. Everyone feel hungry and need food, but the food available maybe Mc Donald's. There is a need for people to eat healthy, and benefit from healthy eating habits.
Consumption of fast foods such as Mc Donald's is growing globally with people consuming with less knowledge on the effect of the foods on their health. The problem is that people believe that fast foods are rich in nutritional content.
In the last three decades, childhood obesity has tripled. In the United State, obesity rate for children between the ages of 6-11 years has increased from 7 percent in 1980 to approximately 20 percent in 2008. Similarly, those between the age brackets of 12-19, which represent the adolescent, have recorded an increase from 5 percent to 18 percent over the same period. In the year 2008, of all children more than one third was obese or overweight.
Need for healthy eating
Changing the lifestyle habits, for instance, healthy eating is essential. These healthy lifestyle habits if adopted can lower the risk of being obese and acquiring related diseases.
Research indicates that, among youths of 5-17 age brackets who eat Mc Donald's, 70 percent are likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure. In addition, they are prone to sleep apnea, joints and bone problems, and psychological and social problems such as poor self-esteem and stigmatization.
Also, overweight condition is associated with high risk for colon, prostate, kidney, gall bladder, ovary, cervix, thyroid, pancreas, endometrium, esophagus, and breast cancer, as well as Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
Consumption of Mc Donald's leads to caloric imbalance that is for every calories intake too few of it is expended.
How to ensure healthy eating
School setting plays a critical role through the establishment of supportive and safe environment with practices and policies that strengthen and support healthy behaviours. In addition, schools provide students with an opportunity of learning about and practicing healthy eating.
The communities and states can assess the retail food environment for children in order to understand the existing differences in relation to healthier food accessibility. Give incentives to farmers’ markets and existing supermarkets to sell healthier food or have subsidiaries in low-income places. Again, the community and state can expand their programs of availing vegetables and local fruits at schools as well as erecting salad bars near or inside schools. Parents together with other authorities can also work to ensure that children consume less of sugar and more of vegetables.
Benefits of healthy eating
Eating healthy reduce health risks such as cardiovascular diseases or stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, coronary artery disease and decrease bone loss, as well as kidney problems.
Healthy eating also ensures consumption of right nutrients contents, reduce constipation, and aid in weight management.
From the discussion, healthy eating is beneficial in two different ways such as ensuring health benefits and nutrition value. The discussion captures the effects of eating Mc Donald's, the need of healthy eating, how to ensure healthy eating, and the benefits of healthy eating.
It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that they consume healthy foods since the benefits of healthy lifestyles outweigh the delicacy of fast foods such as Mc Donald's.