Fast food is an inherent part of the modern food culture. Hundreds of well-known brands are present on the streets, offering nutritious meals. It is common knowledge that the way these burgers, sandwiches, crisps, and other fried foods are prepared can have an adversarial effect on health. Yet, accentuation of the flavor and taste is an effective marketing technique aimed at young people. The subsequent question is: how fried foods influence the nutrition of young adults?
There are two reasons for the significance of the topic of the true nutritional value of fast food. First, such food is widely available and heavily marketed. Without analyzing the composition of the promoted products, it is easy to fall into the trap of uncontrolled consumption, which has negative repercussions for personal health. The larger significance lies in the necessity of public awareness of the danger of fried foods.
The context of the research is the American fast-food consumer society. Young adults have a high thirst for quick and nourishing meals. One example of such a product is KFC’s Double Down chicken sandwich, which was sold for a limited period in 2014. It was ascertained that this particular sandwich had “about fifty percent of a day’s recommended fat, cholesterol, and sodium” (Crouch, 2014, para. 3). The nutritional value is so high that a person has to thoroughly adjust their daily intake of food so that eating this sandwich does minimal damage.
With this consideration in mind, there are three steps to researching the agenda. The first is studying the normal nutritional value an average American young person needs daily. The second is delving into the specifics of fried foods – how much nutrition they have. The third is deciding the best approach to consuming fast food with minimal health consequences.
Crouch, I. (2014). Fast food doubles down. The New Yorker. Web.