How To Live Without Snacks Persuasive Essay

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It’s a Friday night and you want to spend it alone and relaxed. You grab the remote, kick your feet up, and put on your favorite show; but something is missing? Snacks. What’s a Friday night without snacks? Next thing you know, you are walking out of the kitchen with boxes of cookies, popcorn, candy, and some soda. Satisfied, you can now spend the next two hours’ binge eating while watching your favorite show, and of course, gaining those extra pounds. Research has shown that the more hours of TV people watch, the more junk food they intake. In todays society, more than 2/3 of adults and nearly one-third of children struggle with overweight and obesity which leads to many health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If we can …show more content…
There is a study that shows junk food cost on average is $1.76 per 1,000 calories, compared with $18.16 per 1,000 calories for nutritious foods. There are people in this world who aren’t as fortunate and don’t have the luxury to continuously buy healthy foods, which results in obesity and health problems. There are solutions for these individuals, but I believe that America as a whole should flip this situation. If individuals really wanted to eat healthy they could look around at various flyers and see which grocery store has the best sales on healthy foods. On top of that, they could go to just more than one grocery store. As a whole nation, I believe that inflammation should settle down and the price of nutritious foods should go down. If you go to McDonalds it will cost you $0.99 to buy a McDouble, but $4.59 to buy a salad. No wonder Americans are becoming obese, who wants to spend $5 on a salad when they can get a McDouble for $1? Americans and political leaders keep commenting on obesity taking over, but they aren’t doing anything to solve the problem. They could easily take some of the money they put towards themselves or international affairs, and put it towards the food and agriculture business so the price can go down. That is just one easy solution that could make the biggest

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