Argumentative Essay On Processed Food

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The reality of america’s obesity problem is processed food. Processed food is filled with fats, sugars, and preservatives all things that are clinically bad for health. A hamburger can be made with 200 calories easily using lean beef and grilling it, but when companies use salt to preserve it and add fats and sugars to improve taste it 's hard to do that. Michael Hobbes writes a good article, “Why Is Processed Food So Bad for You?” that highlights key points showing what processed food is doing to this country. Processed food and corporate companies are the main cause behind america 's obesity, from the preservatives to corporate competition it’s a serious problem. One of the issues is the preservatives used to keep the food good. These preservatives are usually salt and it does increase shelf life, but salt isn’t very healthy and lots of it can lead to serious health issues. This might be a evil thing but it is kind of a necessarily evil. To be able to market food to people it needs to have a long shelf life and the only way to do that is to add preservatives. So, although high sodium does create health risks there 's not a lot of options to store it for long …show more content…
Obesity has started to become a pretty serious problem in america. As I see, the main causes are fast food and processed food. All our foods on the market today are high in fat and sugar. Usually going healthy is a lot more expensive and that 's why people buy junk food. If we were to put a higher tax on junk food it would probably help people reconsider and maybe choose the healthier option. This being said we also should regulate the industry to cut down on the fats, sugars, and

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