The Benefits Of Food

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Food, water and oxygen are the most essential things humans need in order to survive. Food and what society perceives to be food has changed drastically. “Real food” used to be home cooked meals and now fast food is being accepted as real food. Fast food and junk food are affecting the lives of millions and not in a good way. People are becoming addicted to these types of food and changes need to be made in order to protect the most influenceable and vulnerable, the children. Food companies should not be allowed to advertise their products to children because just like Tobacco companies, their products are harmful, can become addictive and ruin a child’s future. Advertizing is the perfect way to hook consumers into buying harmful products…show more content…
The additives in the food can negatively affect the consumer’s health. In the documentary Super Size Me, a representative from GMA stated, “... a matter of common knowledge that any processing that it’s food undergo serve to make them more harmful than unprocessed foods.” The people who sell these products agree that these items are harmful but refuse to do anything about it. An example of making food more harmful is adding powdered milk into low-fat or skim milk (Pollan). “Powdered milk contains oxidized cholesterol, which scientists believe is worse for your arteries than ordinary cholesterol..” unprocessed food is having additives put into it which makes it unhealthy and turns it from a basic item into something extremely complicated (Pollan). Parents can not control what children eat when they themselves do not know what harmful things are in the food. It is impractical for a parent to research every single thing put into their child’s mouth. Companies should be forced to put not only what is in the food but what those ingredients can cause. Examples of diseases that can show up in life due to fast food consumption are, but not limited to, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, endometrial cancer, and adult onset diabetes (Spurlock). Companies should also have to note how children’s health is affected when they eat these
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