Summary: The Rise Of A Healthy Diet

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Many of us today live a fast pace hustle and bustle kind of lifestyle. With this kind of lifestyle, many of us don’t pay attention to our diet. With this said, a trend of obesity and unhealthy diet has risen with in our country over a few decades. We are in a state where more people will die from obesity than starvation. While we are producing more food, many view obesity as a choice that occurs from cultural practices that are passed down from generation to generation. However this isn’t the case. The rise of obesity began when major food corporations started to use cheaper unhealthy products, like corn syrup, to make their food. In a way to combat and show how these processed foods affect health, the 1977 McGovern report tried to warn legislation but with the powers of greedy corporations, they demanded the report be redone in their favor. By this time, 1977, sugar intake would double in the American diet. As years pass by, sugary foods would rule America’s diet. It’s said that 80% of food items have added sugar as of 2015. In the general public, these type of foods go unnoticed and obesity is blamed by laziness, unmotivated, or lack will powered people. Although this may contribute to a person obesity, it’s actually not their fault. Even with exercise and what is thought to be a “healthy diet,” obesity still exist …show more content…
While we consume these sugary products, our bodies can only break down sugar for so long. Once we can’t, insulin turns sugar into fat causing obesity. You would think the general public would stop consuming processed food but in reality, process food is very similar to a drug addiction. This is because sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine. Although we try to stop consuming processed food, America is still losing the battle. It’s thought that almost 58,00 Americans have type 2 diabetes in 2015. Back in 1980, there was 0

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