Junk Food Argumentative Essay

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Definitional Argument: Junk Food Some believe and some doesn’t! While many foods appear to be healthy, the facts in them can be lie and they are actually junk food that is not good for the consumer. The food that this paper will explain is granola bars that will be the X term in this paper. Granola bars are marketed as healthy and yet there are many that are full with sugar and other chemicals that make them no better than a candy bar. The worst types of granola bar marketed are those that said to be whole grain for dieting. Junk food will be the Y term in this paper, and with these two will work to prove that most granola bars are junk food. Granola bars are often viewed as a healthy substitute for other snack food that have high sugar…show more content…
To prove this the ingredients for Nature valley Granola Bars will be included in this paper, and then the fat and sugar will be compared to a Snickers Bar. Nature Valley states that in their granola bars. There are the following ingredients, “Soy Protein (Rice Flour, Soy Protein Concentrate, Sugar, Malt, Salt), Pecan Pieces, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Brown Sugar Syrup, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Baking Soda, Natural Flavor, Walnut Flour, Almond Flour, Hazelnut Flour, Peanut Flour,” (Amazon, pg. 1). High Fructose Corn Syrup and brown sugar syrup are sugars. The peanut flour is one that many have allergies to. There is a lot of flour and sugar in this, and natural flavors are undefined, but often contain MSG to trick the stomach. This means that the granola bar in question (X) has many ingredients that are found in Y, junk…show more content…
For this Y(junk food) example to be used for comparison. Snickers, that their bars contain the following ingredients, “A SNICKERS® Bar contains Milk Chocolate 35% and Roasted Peanuts 22%. Ingredients: Sugar, Roasted Peanuts, Glucose Syrup(Sources include Wheat), Milk Solids, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Vegetable Fat, Salt, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Egg White, Natural Flavor (Vanilla Extract).” (Mars Incorporated, pg. 1) These ingredients are not that much different than the granola bar. There are many types of sugar, and while this product contains vegetable fat both products contain the undefined, “natural flavors”, often salt and/or MSG. While there is more fat content in the candy bar that is definitely a junk food, most of the ingredients are similar to the granola bar, with different types of flours. All of them are same and not healthy, adding to fat and weight gain. Even though Snickers advertises as a healthy candy bar it still qualifies as junk food. It should be noted that most granola bars come with chocolate chip options, so this allows for the ingredients to be even more similar to a candy bar. The criteria that will define Y are fat and sugar content, the amount one eats of junk food, and flavors, such as chocolate, and vanilla may look appetizing and healthy, but they are junk food in reality. Now that we have looked at the ingredients in a granola bar, and a candy bar which qualifies as

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