The Fast Food Frenzy: Throw Back the Big Mac!

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Admit it. Sometimes, as you lay on your couch at two in the morning, you crave junk food. The crispy, golden edges of French fries, the juicy, mouth watering hamburger, it’s enough to send you into a craving fit. Don’t worry; you’re not the only one. Fifty million Americans are served at 160,000 fast food restaurants in the United States. That’s a whopping (or whopper?) number. The fast food industry makes $110,000,000,000 from the pockets of hungry consumers. That’s a lot of dough. If you’re feeling guilty about the number of trips you make to your local McDonalds, check out these statistics to calm or heighten your brewing fears. Forty four percent of Americans visit a fast food restaurant once a week. Twenty percent visit twice a week, fourteen percent visit three or more times, and six percent visit seven times a week. Feeling better?

Fast food may be fulfilling at the moment, but statistics show they do more harm than good. Individuals consume thirty seven percent of their daily calories when dining at their local fast food restaurant. Daily fat from that chewy cheeseburger and fries meal is 33.6% while daily protein is a low fifteen percent. That being said, statistics show that fast food does more harm for you than good. If you’re worried that your hamburger may turn you into a true couch potato, don’t fret. There’s still time to right your wrongs. Check out our Daily Nutrition Facts to be in the know of daily average consumption!

By Shrien Alshabasy

 

 

 

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Date research was conducted: April 7, 2017

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Ingrained in History: Vietnam War Statistics

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By Shrien Alshabasy
Published: May 27, 2015

The Vietnam War was a historical event in between the North and South of Vietnam. This war will forever be in our history textbooks, a mandate for students to learn in school. But did you know that 2,594,000 U.S. soldiers were deployed to South Vietnam? Amongst the thousands deployed, 58,220 of these soldiers had casualties and 303,644 U.S. soldiers were wounded.

In total, there were 1.475 million casualties from both sides and 2.094 million wounded on both sides. Civilians were in harm’s way as well, resulting in 4 million civilian casualties. The oldest man killed during the war was 62. The majority of those killed were too young to have experienced life, 11,465 of KIA’s soldiers were less than 20 years old.
By race, there was a stark contrast in casualties in the Vietnam War. 86% of casualties in the war were white, while only 12.5% were Black. In the category of Other races, only 1.2% were harmed.

So what’s the end product of these Vietnam warriors? 91% of Vietnam vets say that they are glad they served, 74% saying that they willingly went to war knowing the outcome. The number of Vietnam Veterans who have been to jail is less than 1%, 0.5%, which is low for soldiers who were engaged in war. Most Vietnam Vets were discharged under honorable conditions (97%) and 85% made a successful transition to civil life. Those who came out of the Vietnam War came with feelings of understanding and spirit. They were successful in the world even after engaging in war against others. This may be because a majority of the Vets voluntarily signed up for the war (66%), which made them more eager and happy to serve their country.

The Vietnam War is an important piece of history, but the Vets involved are just as important. Don’t forget to give your thanks to these soldiers on Memorial Day.

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