We Are What We Eat Essay

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When you eat at a restaurant, do you usually think about where your food come from and how it was managed before being served at your table? This is a question that not many of us ask ourselves but takes a big role in our lives; just as they say, you are what you eat. In most of the cases the food that you are eating was put under a lot of stress and was treated in an inhumanly manner when it was still alive. probably this is not the first time that we have heard this; provably you have read an article or saw one of those videos on the internet where the animals are being mistreated. But we just like to close our eyes and pretend like nothing happens. My role here is not to inform the ones that already know, but to convince all of us that we can make a change. Ever since the fast food restaurants became popular in the 1950s the way we raise and produce our animal change too. For example, the farms we all know, and love had to change to factory farms to keep up with the increase of demands…show more content…
“According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey adults consume an average of 11.3% of their total daily calories with fast food” (vittana). Eating in fast food restaurant is so common in our society for this reason, we have so much consequences like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and even cancer. Because it is low-quality food that has low in overall nutrition, high in sodium, and high in calorie and fat content. Fast food industries are so smart they are mainly targeting the new generations with toys special meals just for them who are vulnerable to all these threats consequently, it’s making it easier for the new generations to have all these problems. “Childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years, to 25% of those less than 19 years of age” (one green
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