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Any long term side effects from food poisoning at a fast food restaurant?

Any long term side effects from food poisoning at a fast food restaurant?

Yes: I lost a friend due to hep-c from someone's ''dirty'' handling in such a situation. The list is long and ranges from inconvenient vomiting & diarrhea to -hate to say it, but i lived it- the bacteria, viruses & parasites that get passed causing illnesses and even killing you. I know the chances are small, but be careful, not paranoid. ...Read more

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What are the positives and negatives of fast food?

What are the positives and negatives of fast food?

Fat vs convenience: Positive- convenience, sometimes cheap negative- high in fat, cholesterol, and processed foods. Usually low in fiber and also may be high in processed sugars. ...Read more

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Can eating junk food/fast foods give you anxiety?

Can eating junk food/fast foods give you anxiety?

Anxiety: Not directly. But if you have indirect feelings regarding body image, obesity, or over all health, can cause some feelings of anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it true that the happiness gained by eating fast food is out-weighed by the cons?

Is it true that the happiness gained by eating fast food is out-weighed by the cons?

Yes: Your question uses the term "out-weigh" and that is one of several reasons it is true. The caloric load of most fast food - especially the 'happiness' choices - is extreme! It is a very unhealthy way to eat. Also, while I fully believe eating should be pleasurable, it's different than providing happiness. Try to find other experiences and paths to feeling happy. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop eating fast food and junk food?

What can be done to stop eating fast food and junk food?

Not in house: Start by not having the fast food or junk food in the house. Junk food in the house should be an initial step that you can follow. Try also not to bring fast food into the house. ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to convince my family to stop eating fast food and be healthy?

You can't: That is almost impossible to do. Most people will not change habits of a lifetime until a catastrophic illness occurs. ...Read more

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I'm curious will anything bad happen if i keep eating frozen/fast food?

I'm curious will anything bad happen if i keep eating frozen/fast food?

Definitely ...: Eating a balanced, healthy diet and regular exercise are the keys to a healthy, long life. Continued frozen/fast food consumption as the main part of your diet causes all sorts of negative impacts: worsening of your cholesterol, weight gain, increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, gallstone formation, weakened immune system ... the list goes on! ...Read more

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What can be the harmful effects or benefits of drinking pepsi or other soft drinks after consuming fast food/oily food? Kindly explain in detail.

What can be the harmful effects or benefits of drinking pepsi or other soft drinks after consuming fast food/oily food? Kindly explain in detail.

Oxidative stress: Eating fast food is associated with weight gain and Insulin resistance, increasing risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. http://tinyurl.com/n24n2we eating fast food exposes you to trans-fatty acids and oxidative damage to your blood vessels: http://tinyurl.Com/mvgkat4 adding soft drinks may increase this oxidative damage, in at least 1 animal study: http://tinyurl.Com/mdh747u. ...Read more

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