We all know how unhealthy McDonalds is, but how can eating only Mcdonalds for 30 days affect the body? Morgan Spurlock, the filmmaker of Super Size Me, took on this challenge. The article, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-robbins/how-bad-is-mcdonalds-food_b_754814.html explains how exactly Mcdonald’s is bad for us.
In the short time period of 30 day, Spurlocks health became increasingly worse. He gained 25 pounds in just one month of eating only Mcdonald’s As expected, his cholesterol level increased and so did the fat in his liver. Within the 30 days, he showed signs of depression and mood swings. There are many people out in the world who eat Mcdonalds for more than just 30 days. How bad would eating Mcdonalds for a year be? It would be life threatening.
Would this change the diet for people who are eating Mcdonalds daily? Many people will see the danger and change their diet but, for some people Mcdonalds is all they can afford. It’s much more difficult for people who cannot afford a healthy meal, compared to families that are well-off.
Included in this article was an ad from PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), http://youtu.be/zUxIXQza-dM. It was only 40 seconds, but it gave a huge meaning to how Mcdonalds can be deadly. It was a bit eerie and morbid because it was a man on a metal table, while holding onto a Mcdonalds hamburger. And at the end it states, “Make it vegetarian.” The ad was pushing towards advertising to become vegetarian. There are many health benefits of being a vegetarian, but some do not like a non-meat diet. There is also the lack of taste and variation of becoming vegetarian. And also a lack of protein and energy for athletes to be active. There is a way to have a selected diet of what meat is consumed to be healthy. Of course, we should avoid Mcdonalds food because processed foods are 62 percent of the calories we consume.
In American, people are consuming unhealthy food, which causes illnesses and trips to the hospital. Spurlock explains, “Studies have shown that 50 to 70 percent of the nation’s health care costs are preventable, and the single most effective step most people can take to improve their health is to eat a healthier diet.” Americans are losing money to pay for hospital bills, as well as dangerously impacting their health. This is not Mcdonald’s fault, but our own. It’s our decision of what we buy and we are always conscious of what we consume.