The American Paradox Analysis

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In “The American Paradox”, Michael Pollen believes that “ as omnivores […] in fact need to eat a wide variety of different things in order to be healthy” (268). Pollen has noticed that people have changed the food that they have eaten in order to be “healthy”. We have simply change our whole diet due to some scientist publishing some studies that a certain kind of food is bad for you health. Pollen argues our newly changed diet is not only unhealthy, it also imply stress to our everyday life by not knowing what to eat in order to be healthy.
Before all of the scientific studies about food that we are all now obsessed with, our diet used to be consisting of food that our mother cooks. Those foods reflect our culture. In different culture, diets are shape differently; most of those diet lead to be just comfort food. Food that makes you feels happy and not guilty when you finished it. A part from culture, American have been obsessed with trying to have a “healthy diet” that is introduced by nutrition scientists who made claim that “animal fat was a deadly
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I was being naïve, like hundred of other people who read the article, started to change our diet to be more healthy. Since I am not the one who cook the food, I told my mother that we should change out diet. She first refuses in the first few weeks, but then decided that we should all try it out. For the first few weeks, I was getting used to the food that is considered to be healthy. But the more I eat the duller it gets. I started to lose the test of food because all we would eat is just salad and pieces of roast chicken breast. Then I realized that there’s no point in trying to eat healthy if I’m not even gratified with the changes. So I figures there’s no point in trying to be healthy because my emotion is the most important factor of being

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