The high prices for healthy, organic food makes fast food the affordable option, making most of America vulnerable to obesity.
The price for organic food is usually at least $1.50 more than buying fast food such as McDonald's or Burger King. This makes eating healthier $550 more expensive than eating terrible food that destroys your body. This leads to people buying fast food more often to save on money. However, fast food has chemicals in it that that kills off the “beneficial, calorie burning bacteria,” making getting fat easier. This tends to lead to obesity. Plus buying fattie is so much more enjoyable because you get more for your buck. Having long portion at an affordable price allows people to become addicted to purchasing fatty foods.
Since most Americans only make around $62,000 a year, according to a study American, people usually spend around $2,000 on food per person. That’s just on average, and most people have debts to pay off so using less money for the larger portion of food is more appealing to people. Therefore, organic is usually the food that is only bought on special occasions. Resulting in most of America consuming fast food on a daily.
All the consumption of this processed artificial food has been making people fatter by the year as fast food restaurants continue to cut prices down to appeal to customers. Causing more people to become obese.
JI Student, Angel Martinez