...Argument Essay (fast food health concerns) June 2, 2010 Who’s to Blame? Who is responsible for the poor health of the overweight and those who consumer to much fast food items such as McDonalds, Burger King, Burgerville, and Jack in the Box and many more fast food chains? Are we to blame the restaurants, or the individuals who buy the unhealthy food? It raises the question that Shakespeare once wrote, “To be or Not to be” (fat) that is the question. On a percentage scale of one threw one hundred, companies are to be blamed forty percent, while the consumer is responsible for the remaining sixty percent. Living in America, and many other free countries in the world, consumers have a choice to eat where they would like, what they like to eat, and however much as they like and if they would like to supersize their fries and soda for more food that equal more calories. Because of choice the rest gives us the power to be able to pick and choose what we want to eat, companies are in a constant battle to win over the consumer’s money, using various methods of advertisement which promise exclusive offers, promotions and giveaways. Today, at most fast food restaurants “healthy” options are available, but are not always the best choice. And today’s law requires the restaurants to put up calories for each meal, but does that mean it still prompts people to pick the...
Food and Nutrition Essay
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Proper nutrition is one of the most essential elements to being healthy and living a long life. People deal with food every day, and food has been a part of life since the beginning of civilization. What we eat becomes our diet, and our diet plays a major role in deciding how healthy we are and how well our body functions. Without proper diet, our body cannot carry out the functions it needs to perform. Most people have some common knowledge on what is good and what is bad for the human body to consume. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains are some common items people think of when they think of healthy foods. However, it is not enough just to know what foods are good for your body, it is also important to understand why certain foods are…show more content…
These include obesity, diabetes, and several heart conditions. Obesity is the term used for someone who qualifies as significantly overweight. A BMI (Body Mass Index) records weight in relation to height. A BMI of 25 is overweight and a BMI of 30 is obese. Obesity is not a disease in its self but it can lead to different health issues, some fatal. Obesity can be related to eighty percent of type two diabetes, seventy percent of cardiovascular disease, thirty percent to gall bladder surgeries, and forty two percent to breast and colon cancer. Unfortunately, obesity rates in people are rising rapidly. The United States alone had an obesity rate of twenty six percent in 2007. Some cases of obesity are gene related, but most other cases are a result of improper dieting and exercise among the individual ("Why Is Proper Nutrition Important?", Case Western Reserve University). Type II diabetes is another major effect from improper diet and nutrition. When someone is a type II diabetic, their body either produces too little of an amount of insulin, or their body’s cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is important in helping your body use sugar for
Kavanaugh 3 energy. When a person consumes food with sugar, the sugar is broken down into glucose. Glucose is used as an energy source for the body and is transported throughout your blood into the cells by insulin. Without proper amounts of insulin, your body is unable to use the glucose as