Unhealthy Food

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Healthy eating is important for all adolescents. In my opinion, this proposition is a no-brainer but a lot of young people would find this a challenging and controversial statement, particularly because they prefer junk food over healthy food. I think there are some legitimate reasons why young people should learn to love eating healthy food.
You are what you eat. A lot of kids love eating unhealthy food because it’s tasty and addictive. According to nutritionists and scientists, it is important to eat a balanced diet of mixed foods, especially for children and adolescents because they are growing and developing their organs and their bodies. A growing population of kids are now eating unhealthy foods like hamburgers, meat pies, candy and soft
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There are many reasons why vegetables are at the top of my list. Children’s growing bodies need good nutrition and vegetables contain a load of minerals, vitamins and other healthy compounds. Spinach is an excellent source of iron which can prevent anaemia, a deficiency problem which occurs when your body doesn’t have enough iron to produce haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that makes blood red and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood around the body. This can lead to fatigue and may even kill you. Another example of how vegetables help adolescents grow is carrots. Carrots have man health benefits but the most recognized benefit of carrots is how they can improve and help your eyesight. The reason why they are so good for your eyes is the fact that they are rich in beta-carotene, a pigment which is an essential for vitamin A to form. If kids don’t have enough vitamin A, it can lead to blindness, cataracts and xerophthalmia. Phew! That’s a mouthful. Basically, that’s a disease with the symptoms of dry eyes, swollen eyelids and ulcers. Now, you may be thinking yeah, yeah, you’ve got examples, but how many vegetables do you actually need to eat daily. Well, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, girls and boys aged 12-18 need to eat around 5-6 vegetables daily. Now here they say that one serving of vegetables is 75 grams. That’s not even half a kilogram. I’m pretty sure we can all handle eating less than half a kilogram of vegetables to stay

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