In 2010 the center for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) calculated that as much as 34.9 % of adults in the United States are Obese (Obesity). At this rate it is estimated that at least 3/4 of adults in the United States will be obese or overweight by the year 2020(Obesity). The United States has made great efforts to reduce this percentage such as exercise programs and promoting healthy eating (Published). However, with 60% of our meals consisting of added sugar and processed and genetically modified food, it is quite hard to find the ideal diet in order to lose weight and be healthy (Trying). Many of these diets include Vegan diets, Vegetarian diets, low carb diets and the Atkins diet.
Even though that is true there are many healthy sources of fat also. “Healthy fat is needed for glowing skin and strong cells” (Snyder). The fear of fat has caused Americans to limit themselves from beneficial ingredients. As a result people have begun to eat “fat-free” foods which are laden in sugar, which has contributed to obesity. In the article “Limit Fat and Sugar” some reduced-fat or fat-free foods provide almost the same number of calories as the regular food.
As protein digested slowly in the system, high protein diets also stabilise blood sugar levels, which can prevent common conditions such as fatigue, depression, headaches, joint and muscular pains. · Improve your health; because as you burn fat you will eliminate toxins stored in fat cells. The diet plan allows you to eat foods that many dieters have only dreamed about. The diet plan is said to work even if other diets have left you feeling depressed and deprived. The diet Atkins at a glance: * Sets few limits on the amount of food you eat but instead severely restricts the kind of food allowed on your plate: no refined sugar, milk, white rice, or white flour * Allows you to eat foods traditionally regarded as “rich”: meat, eggs, cheese, and more * Claims to reduce your appetite in the process * On the Atkins diet, you’re eating almost pure protein and fat.
Sugar substitutes allow consumer to maintain a level of sweetness in their food without the calories, tooth decay and diabetes associated with table sugar. Some individuals consuming low-calorie sweeteners may feel more satisfied with their eating plans, helping them to lose weight and keep it off. This ultimately gives the consumer the power and knowledge that these chronic epidemics can be beaten with little sacrifice of the sabotage sweet tooth.
The foods we buy effects our wieght as well as a hudge factor. In the year 2013 alone, over 23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese. Among Americans age 20 and older, 154 million are overweight or obese (American Heart 2013). This statistic shows that from America the numbers can't be a disease, but is instead a lifestyle choice thats almost 178 million Americas are obease. Just as little as thirty years ago fast food companies exploded with business because it’s cheap food and that coincidence it has caused so many health issues to consumers with the fast food injusry.
Obesity is a driving epidemic factor in America and what makes it epidemic is the cheap food that is sold in local markets, and that scientist is also struggling to understand the manifold issue of obesity. According to the nation master statistic, American has the highest rate of obesity with 30.6 percent; second highest country is Mexico with a 24.2 percent. It is difficult to figure out individual’s reason for their obesity. Even doctors could not have specified and standard answers for a person begin obesity. In the article that I have found,” obesity in American: what driving the epidemic?” says that less than 40 years, obesity had been increasingly increase in the indust... ... middle of paper ... ... due to what they are feeding themselves with.
Asians have the lowest obesity rate of 16.7%. Obesity is expensive to treat. All these facts came from Business Insider. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “More than 1/3 of U.S. adults are obese.” With the rates this high, it shows that Non-Hispanic blacks are more influenced by the economies set up for food. How can someone choose healthy food over junk food if healthy food is overpriced?
They need extraordinary flavors that can make anybody come back for seconds and also cut the production expense in half. To do so, they must use the cheapest ingredients such as corn, sugar, and salt. These ingredients add flavor to the food , but they contain calories that leads to health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes. The companies don’t care about nutrition, because the consumers prefer taste over the bland low-calorie version of the foods. In the article Extraordinary Science , Stephen Sanger, CEO of Yoplait Yogurt company said ,“Don’t talk to me about Nutrition...” he continues, "Talk to me about taste, and if this stuff tastes better, don 't run around trying to sell stuff that doesn 't taste good.
Therefore, the low fat diet encourages its participants to reduce saturated fat for it is the main cause of high cholesterol level. On the other hand, even though low carbohydrate diets do not state that carbohydrates are bad; they do state that it causes weight gain; this idea gives most Americans that it is bad because it causes a person to gain weight. When a person eats foods that are high in carbohydrates the body produces more insulin, which causes the body to quickly change food into body fat. This is why the low carbohydrate diets like the Atkins diet restricts a person to eat very small amount of food that contains
Market Failure of Obesity Obesity is a major problem in the United States. Fatty foods in our society are viewed as cheap and convenient but these foods are costing the nation billions of dollars. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) more than one-third (34.9%) of adults in the United States are obese. The cost of obesity to the United states is estimated to be 147 billion dollars. The yearly medical bills for obese individuals is $1,429 higher than a person of normal weight in the United States.