With the price of nutritional food becoming fairly expensive, and non nutritional food being cheaper, often people will opt for the lower priced food. Income also has an impact on childhood obesity. In households with a higher income, obesity is likely to be avoided because there are funds to enable the purchase of healthier foods versus unhealthy (Cawley,
People can only eat what they can afford. Although many children are not as likely to be obese due to high metabolism but can still get heart disease. “When low income families buy junk foods and sugary beverages with Snap benefits (Source 1, paragraph 8).”many low income families do eat unhealthy. To prevent the unhealthy toxins from entering the future people “children” a benefit program titled “SNAP” is raising awareness and giving income to families that the government gives low income to. This is so that families can eat maybe not healthy but be provided with decent nutrients or whatever is affordable.
When people eat, either a certain amount of sugar is traded to turn into fats, or the good health of the food, such as in fruits and vegetables, will break down some of the fat already stored. Meaning, if people eat too much of the fattening food, they get fatter, and if they eat a lot of the healthy foods, they get either skinnier or no change
In his interview Pollan mentions, “not only do we need to spend more money on food, we need to spend more time on food”(6). This is a healthier option rather buying fast food or processed food at the store because there are ingredients in these foods that are not as safe for people to eat. Even though it is a quicker option that many Americans prefer, eating fast food is not beneficial for people in the long run. Pollan goes on to say “We have outsourced food preparations to corporations, by and large”(6). Food is not being prepared as often as was in the past and people are giving corporations their money by purchasing their processed food, which is why corporations are taking over.
Many people may disagree, this is a stance in which I side with due to many reasons. Although this is not happening, the benefits clearly outweigh the "damages" that people think will occur. People may argue that increasing the price would be "unfair" to the poor population, which it may seem like at first since maybe all they can afford is the cheap fatty foods. In the long run though, with the more money that is generated from the taxes, the expensive, healthier foods will eventually lower in price, therefore benefitting the poor financially and physically. Other people may "resent" this idea
As seen, research was done on an alternative meal which consists of 690 total calories. The alternative meal was moderately easy to lower the calories at Chick-Fil-A. At times there is belief which there is no healthy, cheap food item on fast food menus, but if looked and searched healthier meals can be found. As we go to a fast food restaurant some strategies which would help lower total calories is staying away from meals which are fried and also sugary beverages. Sodas, and other sugary beverages can add up to more empty calories which are not needed in a healthy moderate diet.
Poor eating habits include under or over eating, not having enough healthy foods that the body needs each day, or consuming too many types of food and drink, which are low in nutrition but high in fat, salt and/or sugar. Unhealthy diet can affect our nutrients intake, including energy, protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals as well as fibre and fluid. When our diet becomes unhealthy, it can harm our daily health and wellbeing, it also reduces our ability to have an enjoyable and active life. Some of the short term effects that poor nutrition can contribute to include stress and tiredness which then causes us from being able to work or study. After a while, it can lead to risk of developing some illnesses and other health problems such
Another reason people fail to stick to this diet results from not seeing any visible improvements in their body or general health. These individuals who get quickly discouraged or are not fully committed to the diet may choose to give up this journey. Finally, failure may stem from an economic factor due to the high cost to maintain the Paleo diet. Natural foods are not cheap these days, so people may attempt to cut corners and spend less on food by opting to spend their money on items that do not adhere to the paleo
The High Cost of Living Being poor has become a hot topic in the United States lately. Many poor people in the lower class are struggling financially and are barely surviving. Negative outcomes have affected poor people such as the fact that healthier food cost more than the junk food, cheap cars cost more to repair and uninsured health care is expensive. Although some people think that being poor seems simple, poor people do not have enough money to buy many items. People with low incomes have a higher cost of living due to the high costs of healthy foods, car repair for cheap cars, and health care.
Diet and obesity are major contributors to health inconsistency, with the most deprived being most at risk. This is due to the poorest living in run-down areas with no reasonably priced nutritional food available from local shops. If they are unable to afford the costs of travelling to areas supplying this, or if they are time poor then cooking beneficial meals is difficult then they are more likely to buy cheap, fatty products. The involvement of the government in the population’s lifestyle means that they should be accountable for the effects that come alongside an unhealthy regime, such as an increase in health problems such as Coronary heart disease. This means that the treatment an individual receives shouldn’t be approached differently