A recent study found in the journal Circulation showed that Chinese men and women who ate Western fast food raised their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Take into consideration the rapid expansion of fast food giants like,
...in China, and you are setting things
up for disaster.
Today, more than half of the world's
pigs are eaten in China.
McDonald's stated that it will open a
restaurant in China every day through 2015. Over the next few years,
Burger King says it will open nearly 1,000 stores as well. Similar
to the West, these fast food menus are dominated by meat-heavy food
items. It isn't surprising with these figures that the Chinese are
also eating twice as much fast food as they were in 1990.
However, properly prepared, the exact opposite is true says Chinese food expert Lorraine Clissold. In fact, the Chinese way of eating is extremely healthy and fulfilling, it fights illness and prolongs life.
She also states that the Chinese don't necessarily count calories, since a proper Chinese diet won't make you fat.
The truth is that the prominence of
Western over processed, sugary, nutrient-free foods do.