Escape Form The Western Diet By Michael Pollan

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In the article “Escape form the Western Diet” Michael Pollan talks about how the Western diet is unavoidable, yet, he says people can escape it. In the article, Pollan talks about the health problems it causes. There’s also the food industry and their ways of selling their products. Then the main theory throughout the article Nutritionism. Nevertheless, a problem that Pollan has, is that the products that the industries makes are bad for our health and people still consume the merchandise. The problem, he has with the Western diet was that it causes health problems. As he explained “sugar -soaked diet leading to metabolic syndrome and from there to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.” (421) Those were just the “Western diseases” that the …show more content…
The reason why is because the no one is forcing them to eat it but rather themselves. If they chose to eat the product which will lead to a disease, then it was their choice to eat it not anyone else’s. Then the food industry is just making money off what they have been doing and if it’s to make it taste better than it’s the person job to do exercise or search vegetables and/or fruits. Thus, the theory nutritionism will still be in use, moreover people can choose to continue the path of a bad health or on a healthy one. As I disagree with Pollen but not all the way as he has stated the problem but honestly, it’s all up to the person to escape from the western diet. Thus, in the article “Escape from the Western Diet” by Michael Pollan, states the diet the westerners are using is that of an unhealthy one. Then to further provide it by saying it causes a health problem. There’s also the food industry and the methods they use to sell their products. As well as the theory nutritionism which is used to increase nutritional value of food, but never less it still doesn’t change a thing about whole food. So even if the Western diet is bad and many people can escape from it as Pollan says but only if they chose to escape from it as everyone is entitled to their

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