Whole Foods Vs Organic Foods

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Food is the most essential part of life to sustain viability. I think that processed foods are extremely dangerous to our overall health. The reason why it is detrimental to our health is because in order to process any food and make it last longer, stay fresher, and not spoil, you have to add harmful chemicals that hurt the environment. Also, I believe that organic foods are not only not processed, but supposed to be made without the use of pesticides. To create processed food, people use antibiotics and growth hormones which distort the size and shapes of food. I believe that the consumption of organic and whole foods is better for human kind directly for their own health and indirectly for the environment.
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The food process transforms raw ingredients into food through a series of steps. This includes pasteurization, preservation, canning, boiling, grilling, and more. Genetic modification is a trend in this century and most of what people eat contain genetically modified ingredients. What these foods are missing are necessary ingredients that are bodies require. We do not need any oils, fats, sugars, and extra sodium piled into our food. Most people are accustomed to the flavor and taste of the foods and do not realize what we are imputing into our bodies. Processed foods are unhealthy and potentially directly harmful to those that consume that. I understand that it is much more expensive to harvest, grow, produce, and distribute organic food. I would be willing to pay a higher price for it and I am disappointed that the giant food conglomerates do not recognize the value in this. It is much cheaper and profitable for the companies to produce processed food as oppose to whole or organic food. That it is why it hasn’t caught on more quickly. Another reason why processed foods grasp most people’s attention is …show more content…
Organic foods are not always accessible so processed foods may be the only option. Processed foods are clearly better than no foods. No one should starve and go hungry and not have some nutrition. The cost of many of these things are far below of the cost of the consumer for organic and whole foods. It is understandable people cannot afford organic foods and having processed foods is definitely better than nothing at all. The problem is that this is what occurred in many inner cities and poor rural communities where there is lack of education and understanding of nutrition. Unfortunately, people are convinced that it is okay to feed the family of four at McDonalds at a cheap price and everyone is satisfied. Over time this is very unhelpful and it increases the risk of getting early diabetes, heart disease, and obesity effects in young people. My father is a physician and treats many people who consumed either unknowingly or knowingly incorrectly processed foods. For example, some things are contaminated with different bacteria and people wind out getting hospitalized and get extremely sick. Since my dad is a gastroenterologist he is exposed to good and awful eating habits more than 5 times a day. I questioned him that if his occupation revolves around nutrition and stomach digestion, why would he ever eat fast foods? My dad admitted that he has ate plenty of

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