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Some Fast Food Facts to Munch On!

by Dr.Gerard Cassista

I came across some interesting facts that I thought you might be interested in. You might want to share these with your kids or grand kids if you have any. I knew the things I would find wouldn’t be good, but some of these things are ridiculous! Let me know if you agree!

fast food - french fries- Each day 1 in 4 Americans go to a fast food restaurant.

– In 1972, Americans spent 3 billion dollars on fast food. Today we spend 110 billion!

– McDonalds feeds 46 million people per day. That is about 15% of the population

– French fries are the most eaten vegetable in America.

– You must walk 7 hours per day to burn off one super-size Coke, fries, and Big Mac.

– Americans eat more than one million animals per HOUR!

– Only 7 items on McDonald’s entire menu has no sugar.

– Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald. He was fired for getting too fat.

– McDonalds distributes more toys per year than Toy’s R Us.

– Charlie Bells, the immediate past CEO of McDonald’s died this past month at the age of 44 of colo-rectal cancer. He began as a counter worker at age 15 and was proud to say that he ate at least one McDonald’s product every day.

– If you eat 2 Egg McMuffins and 2 hash browns for breakfast, your arteries will remain inflamed till lunch.

– 40% of American meals are eaten outside of the home.

– 60% of all Americans are overweight or obese.

– Left unabated, obesity will surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable deaths.

– The World Health Organization says obesity is a global epidemic.

– 1 in 3 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime.

– The average child sees 10,000 TV ads per year.

If these numbers and facts are not a wake up call for so many of us, I don’t know what it would take. I know I am preaching to the choir, but all of you know someone that should read this newsletter. Please make sure they get it. Thanks.

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