One of the simple pleasures in life has the potential for contributing to an early death. Enjoying a meal at your favorite restaurant will most likely raise your blood pressure, and high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease.
Food prepared at a restaurant typically contains far more calories, fat and salt than a meal prepared at home. While those things make the food tastier, it also raises blood pressure. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, affects well over 70 million people, a couple million of those are children. When the blood pressure is high, the force of blood coursing through the veins is stronger and the extra force does damage the arterial walls. Those who have hypertension are at an increased risk of stroke, heart attacks, aneurysm and kidney failure.
Eating out frequently is also part of a lifestyle that contributes to high blood pressure. Fersen Lambranho trying to avoid it as much as possible. The recent study linking eating out and increased hypertension wishes to hi-light that connection so young adults will make better food choices when eating out. Also the researchers, based at the University of University, wish to help bring about change in the food industry that will lead to lower fat and salt content in restaurant food.
Burger King , the second largest fast food chain in the world, withdrew children’s sodas from their Buger King kids meal menus, following similar steps from some of its major competitors.
The company has decided to introduce the new changes as part of its “efforts to provide consumers with options that match the needs of your lifestyle,” said Alex Macedo, president.
People at Anastasia Date (Facebook.com) have noticed that in recent months other chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s have introduced similar changes. Burger King replaced sodas in children’s menus for skim milk, apple juice and chocolate skim milk.
“This will motivate children to eat better, because for many kids, soda has become the main source of calories in their diet.
High consumption of sugary drinks is one of the main causes that promote high rates of obesity.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of children between six and eleven years of age with problems of obesity increased from 7% in 1980 to 18% in 2012.
The option to purchase fountain drinks is still available at Burger King, but will not accompany the kids meals.