Our Food Is Killing Us Essay

1362 Words May 3rd, 2016 null Page
Our Food is Killing Us We do everything possible to avoid death, yet our health can be compromised with every meal. The processed food we eat contains harmful additives that are considered poisonous, and the government is not properly informing people of what they are consuming. Fast and convenient is the first thing we reach for on the shelf, but these quick meals could cause long term health problems. Pathogens are not killing us, but processed foods are. These processed foods can cause a plethora of health issues including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood clots, clogged arteries, heart attacks, seizures, allergic reactions, obesity, headaches and asthma. All these factors contribute to a decreased life expectancy, high medical bills, and a complicated life. To ensure a healthy future, the government must provide better information about the contents in these processed foods. From a young age, we cram foods into our bodies that destroy us from the inside out. We worry about the pathogens we may be consuming like salmonella or E. coli instead of the chemicals and preservatives like BHA and azodicarbonamide. However, our diet is more deadly than these pathogens. There are only 3,000 deaths annually due to food borne illness, which is nothing compared to the 310,000 deaths due to our diet. Luckily, these deaths are preventable. In order to do this, we must first learn what is in our food so we can avoid it (H.S. Jeon). There are both natural and…

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