The Pros And Cons Of Ultra Processed Foods

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There are many in the United States that would never consider our food to be an unhealthy commodity, yet that is exactly what we call ultra processed food and drink. The advertising community would like us to think that the FDA has kept us all safe from the harmful affects of these products, but what really has happened is that our bodies were not designed to digest ultra processed food and drinks and therefore stores it as fat until it figures out what to do with it. This is why obesity grows within our children. Today, because of the unhealthy food we consume, the obesity rate in our children is about 20%, and it keeps rising. The people of the United States need to take a stand and take back the whole foods that have been stolen from us. It is only through whole and real foods that our bodies can function, as they should without packing on the weight. The first contributing factor to our children’s obesity problem is the replacement of real whole foods with ultra processed foods. The high energy density and the unfavorable nutrition of ultra processed foods have harmful affects on the eating and drinking behaviors of children. This indicates that governments and health authorities should use all possible methods, including legislature and statutory regulation, to halt and reverse the replacement of processed foods and …show more content…
The raw foods keep the enzymes needed for the brain. Eating fresh, whole foods is the “secret” to getting healthier; losing weight and enjoying the foods you eat. This may not be easy because of all the processed foods within the grocery stores, however it is worth it. Our children will be more satisfied both physically and mentally. Their energy levels will improve; their appearance and mood will become more positive because they will be eating foods their body was designed to

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