After all the other blame fast food got for causing health problems do we have to add your brain as a victim?
I Like Big MacsI don't know about you, but on occasion I have the urge for a nice Big Mac, fries and a soft drink to wash them down with.Healthy eating advocates feel their hackles rising when they hear that, but, let's face it, the stuff tastes good. Otherwise McDonald's wouldn't be a company that's successful the world over.But what happens when you have too much fast food?
Superminimizing Your BrainNo, we aren't talking about supersizing yourself as Morgan Spurlock demonstrated it. You can in fact lose weight with fast food. The problem may be with your brain.Scientists from Ohio State University looked at data from 11,740 students who took part in a test that examined reading / literacy, mathematics and science skills in 5th and 8th grade. In the 5fth grade they also filled out a food questionnaire: what did they eat and how regular a staple in their diets was fast food?The first result was that fast food is a common staple in the nutrition of most children:
- 29% reported eating no fast food in the previous week
- More than 50% had it 1 -3 times
- 10% said they ate it on 5 - 6 days
- Another 10% ate it every day