Is The Standard American Diet? The Greatest Problem With American Health?

1166 Words Jun 3rd, 2016 null Page
The standard American diet that we continue to eat from generation to generation is the greatest problem with American health. This diet, which consists of high protein animal products and high fructose corn processed products is the main cause of the downfall of American health and wealth. For example, increased health problems, increased health care costs, and climate change are all caused in part by standard American diet. Due to that reason, all the Americans should shift their diet to a plant –based diet, which is far healthier, cheaper and less harmful to the environment than the modern diet, and the Government should take an active role in facilitating this shift.
We assume it is healthy to eat the corn-fed animal product and all processed food which is again being made with cornstarch, sweeteners, or corn syrup and in fact, it is all very bad for our health. These additives cause many diseases such as Childhood Obesity, Cancer, Diabetics type-2 and many other diseases. For example, Joel Fuhrman mentioned in his book Eat to Live that “estimation shows that 25 percent of school children today are obese” (20). Fuhrman also stated that “over 90 percent of calories consumed by Americans come from refined foods or animal products” (34). Dr. Fuhrman also has conducted studies that have shown that eating refined food and animal products causes many health issues. This kind of situation indicates that most of the people are unaware of good nutrition. For instance, Colin…

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