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These Five Fast Foods Are Making You Fat!

South Africa has the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa and there are five culprits that are compounding the weighty issue …

In 2011, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline pronounced South Africa as the “the third-fattest nation in the world”. In 2013, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington released the results of a Lancet study focusing on 188 countries. It revealed that 70% of women in South Africa are overweight and 42% are obese.

Obesity can be genetic or lifestyle induced through overeating, a diet high in simple carbohydrates, frequency of eating, slow metabolism, physical inactivity and medications, but the biggest cause is the consumption of fast foods. These five fast foods contribute to South Africa’s high obesity rate:

  1. Burger


  1. Smoothies


  1. Fries


  1. Fried chicken


  1. Pizza


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