People, especially young adults, prefer to eat junk food which causes a lot of harmful diseases. If the number of individuals eating fast food started to increase rapidly, it will lead to many serious disadvantages. This essay will mention the various causes and effects of eating a lot junk food on our lives. First of all, our recent lifestyle is the main reason why people nowadays consume such vast amounts of junk food. In this generation, media and advertisement, such as television and radio commercials, are the main reasons behind people eating too much junk food as media hypnotizes and brain washes people into buying what seems to be delicious and cheap.
One basic key to survival is eating, but this very notion is a double-edged sword, because of the risks involved with various food sources. While many may not think of what we eat as food safety issue, it is nonetheless an important factor in the widespread net of food safety concerns. What we put into our food can help or hurt us, thus creating a safety concern. If people wish to live longer lives, they should be aware that of the top ten leading causes of deaths in the United States, several are related to food consumption. This statistic is mind boggling because of the sheer fact that people are literally eating themselves to death.
Food is a great obsession to human beings; it also can say something about us beyond what we decide to put in our mouths. Michael Pollan’s research shows that we are not really eating healthy we are convenient eaters. We much prefer quantity over quality, and this is the reason why we have an issue with obesity today, however, eating doesn’t have to be complicated. Yes, we need to worry about how we eat but not to the extent where it is unhealthy. Food is everywhere it’s a part of our lives.
Food is essentially the pinpoint of our lives as it allows us to thrive. The quality of our foods however, may not be as hearty as it once was. Many of our foods are often times contaminated with hormones and chemicals that harm us in the future. The texts: “Pleasures of Eating” by Wendell Berry, “When a Crop Becomes a King” by Michael Pollan, and “If You Pitch it, They Will Eat” by David Barboza, show how most people are aware of how terrible their foods are but refuse to change their diet habits due to their acceptance of the outcome. Based on my interpretation of the texts, the authors reveal human nature as passive.
The growth in fast food restaurants has taken over our “convenient” country and has trained us to become dependent on cheap and easy food, also known as a lead cause to obesity. Restaurants aren’t the only reason American’s are eating so unhealthy. The mental stimulation that our favorite calorie filled foods provide us are causing our country to lose their health-and their sanity. Most of us could eat healthier if we wanted to, but we just don't want to. It is a growing mental issue for many people.
When thinking about food, Americans do not necessarily consider the origin of the country that food was made in or its ingredients. Often disregarded, the culture of Asian food goes amiss in American appropriation of Asian food. Asian cuisines can easily represent the power of its country, thus, are useful tools for education in Asian culture. In America, many people experience variety of food choices of Asian food such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. However, often times people raise questions in regard to the jeopardization of the culture in Asian food.
It is evident that one is healthier than the other. Cooking a meal at home can be the healthier choice but there are some disadvantages. Fast foods and processed foods have many disadvantages. Although, the outcome of having bad habitats such as eating processed food or fast food on a regular basis can have a negative outcome when it is dealing with health people will continue to choose what is not good for their health.The fact that fast food is cheap and convenient is the main reason as to why eating out will always be popular. In the article “Kitchen Confidential,” Laura Newcomer expressed “ the most common excuses is that there is not enough time and people who work more than 35 hours a outside of the home each week do tend to cook less.” Cooking a meal at home can be time-consuming for the sixty-three percent of Americans who work.
Therefore, one question seems to be always asked when talking about the Atkins Diet. Does it work? Low carbohydrate diets have been very controversial because it does not follow the food pyramid and many Americans are puzzled by this idea. But countless people are trying it because of the idea that you can eat large amounts of good tasting foods and still be able to loose weight. There are also other advantages such as sleeping better, no headaches as well as no joint and muscular pains.
People also stick to rigid rules about what they can and can't eat and also what there food should look like. I do the same thing. My food needs to be eaten a certain way. People can be scared of certain types of food or eating in public. People who think about food and eating a lot can have an eating problem.People who compare your body to other people's and think about their shape or size a lot check, test and weigh your body a lot and base your self-worth on how much you weigh or whether you pass your checks and tests is also a sign of having an eating problem.
Food is a necessity in our lives; it provides us our basic biological needs; however, when it is misused it can be deadly. This is a problem faced in many western societies because the people of these societies prefer the processed fast food, over healthy foods. Over consumption of these fast foods can make consumers ill, obese, and can possibly shorten their lifespan. Many people in these societies believe the scapegoat is the diet itself, refusing to believe there are many other factors that contribute to the problem; however, there are many factors that come into play such as culture, personal responsibility, and a parsimonious food industries. Our cultures have the greatest influence over our eating behaviors; one’s environment and biology