Erik Wartemberg English 101
Healthy and Unhealthy Food in America
In today’s generation, a healthy and unhealthy food plays a big role in youths and adults generation. Today’s foods are not what it used to be, foods back then were grown and cooked naturally without any chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors added, due to economy downfall, people rely on junk foods and fast foods a lot more than healthy foods.
With the fast foods culture rising steadily in our society, it’s hard to stay away from it because it’s more convenient, easy, and inexpensive. What the community doesn’t realize is that junk foods can harm us in so many ways and shorten our living life. Eating unhealthy foods can result in obesity and being overweight and may even lead to more serious health complications such as hypertension, coronary, heart diseases and diabetes. Junk foods simply get converted to fat and get deposited in the body, such food items frequently causes acne, in digestion, gas problem, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Obesity is another major issue in America in which rises up every year and affects a lot of kids. According to dailymail.com,” Obesity among children from the age of 6 to 11 years old has increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008. Among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years has increased from 5% to 18.1%”. The first lady of America, Michelle Obama, has passed a bill in which encourages schools through subsidies, to serve students meals that respect nutritional standards set by the National Academy of Sciences.
Healthy foods are needed in our body to process, develop and keep the body healthy. Nutrients such as proteins and vitamins are needed to produce energy and build muscles. They also have no preservatives with natural flavors and colors. One of the best ways to keep the body healthy is having a balance diet; a balance diet means choosing a wide variety of foods and drinks from all the food groups. Kids in...