How Junk Food Can End Obesity Summary

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In “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” by David H. Freedman, he claims that processed foods can help fix the obesity crisis in a more realistic manner, rather than whole-some foods. The popular opinion emphasizes whole-some foods because they aren’t informed about the similitude between processed and unprocessed foods. The essence of the essay is that people believe processed foods are bad and unhealthy for us, therefore whole-some foods are highly recommended for the health of an individual. Freedman mentions many prominent authors who wrote books on food processing, but the most influential voice in the food culture Freedman makes a point of is, American journalist, Michael Pollan. The media and Michael Pollan indicate that everything should be replaced with real, fresh, and unprocessed foods, instead of engineering in as much sugar, salt, and fat as possible into industrialized foods. With that being said, most restaurants and grocery stores are declining industrialized foods, giving the name, “food-like substances.” Freedman feels that it is not a realistic way to stop this obesity epidemic by trying to persuade people into completely changing their habits of eating. Instead, Freedman believes that incorporating better ingredients in processed foods will…show more content…
The first two cafes drinks were more caloric, double the price and took longer than the third café. Given that, Freedman thanks McDonalds. Eminent voices in the food culture convince people that McDonalds is unhealthy. Most processed foods are considered unhealthy because of the artificial flavoring, and preservatives. That being the case, whole-some foods are considered healthy because it doesn’t sit on the shelf for a month. With this in mind, Freedman claims that the whole-some movement also believes that processed food has more sugar, salt, and fat, which means the unprocessed foods, have notably less sugar, salt, and
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