Have you ever used artificial sweeteners? If you have maybe you should think about what’s in the sweeteners, and what it does to you. Artificial sweeteners do many things to your body like increasing the risk for diabetes, and it can trick your taste buds. They also are addictive, which makes people overweight. People should not use artificial sweeteners because trick your body and make you overweight, they are made with many harmful chemicals, and they increase the risk for diabetes.
Not only that, but lowering the MLDA would majorly decrease the amount of underage drinkers who are hurt from alcohol-related reasons because they are afraid they will get caught or arrested if they go to the hospital. Having the minimum legal drinking age at 21 makes it more likely that teens will binge drink and get hurt, so it should be lowered so that underground drinking will end and more lives will be
In the article”Your favorite drinks can wreck your body” it said that soda is literally a killer. I believe that this is true. Warning labels can inform people of the toll it costs to drink these sugary drinks. This would literally save multiple lives all over the world.
Magazines and websites everywhere now have celebrities advertising their latest switch to the gluten-free diet. This forced way of life for those with Celiac disease has now become trendy amongst those who can tolerate gluten. Non-celiacs across the world are now taking this protein out of their diet in hopes to lose weight, become healthier, and gain energy; however the opposite effect is taking place in many cases. Removing gluten from one’s diet when they do not have celiac disease or any other gluten allergy is not beneficial and in a handful of cases is harmful.
I think the government should help with our diets because it doesn’t seem like we are able to control ourselves and we continuously are putting our health at risk by not eating right. We’re being plagued with diseases because of our obesity. We are losing money and our youth is steadily becoming more obese and more overweight. The government should put restrictions on the things we eat so we can become a much better society as a whole. Curbing obesity isn’t taking away freedom, in a way, it would make us freer.
The average person doesn’t know what they want. Things like this ban helps protect people from themselves and keeps them on a path of being healthy. There are many significant people in this country that are doing many things to stop obesity and Mayor Bloomberg has the right idea. This will also help pricing of soda. People will instead buy 6 oz. or lower, instead of going large for and extra thirty cents.
The War on Drugs has been a long battle between the government and drugs in the United States. Legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes can have a great impact on society and legalizing marijuana for recreational use can have a much larger impact. Some people believe that legalizing marijuana would do more harm than good; but this is not the case. In this essay, I will be arguing for the legalization of marijuana because it reduces the stats for the number of criminals, it saves taxpayers money, it strengthens the economy, it is beneficial to health, and it is less harmful than other drugs, along with countering the common misconception of marijuana as a gateway drug for teenagers its abuse. Elliott Currie proposed two prominent solutions
GMOs improve the general quality of life for many people; they decrease the rate of death and they provide people with what they need. Yet, society is still restricting the creation and use of GMOs. In his essay, Saletan showed that opposition to GMOs leads to many issues and complications, both big and
In order to state that added sugars are detrimental to health, Hellmich delineates how too much added sugar in a diet is slowly killing users of it. For example, “...including obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and risk factors for heart disease and stroke”. Hellmich is effective in displaying how added sugar can be very unhealthy and may cause death (if over consumed) because Hellmich has lots of details, quotes, studies that were performed, and two perspectives from different associations. The title of this
Taxing Sugar Sweetened Beverages and the Resulting Effects on Obesity Margot Sanger-Katz’s article “Yes, Soda Taxes Seem to Cut Soda Drinking” in The New York Times is an interesting, albeit brief, cross-examination of different research on the effects that the implementation of taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has on obesity and weight gain in the population. It provides brief examples assimilated together in an attempt to discuss a highly important current public health event that unfortunately comes across as a sloppy journalistic interpretation of significant scientific progress in the public health field. Though poorly executed, this article does start an important conversation: should public health policies exist that limit access to certain foods, especially if one of public health’s biggest issues is the lack of access to certain nutritious foods for low-income areas? Furthermore, does this “soda tax” actually decrease the amount of soda consumption? Although it appears that the author has missed the point, Sanger-Katz provides a link to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that actually answers both of these questions magnificently and insists that though thirty-three
Knowing your rhetorical devices and how to use them can be extremely beneficial when arguing or reasoning with another individual. Not only does it help in your own argument but it helps you recognize and dispel the argument of whom you are having the conversation with. You can see how Mylan CEO Heather Bresh uses many separate rhetorical devices on her interview on CNBC, about the recent hike in EpiPen Prices. The interviewer, Brian Sullivan asks a straightforward question, “Just cancel the price increase, why can’t you do that?” Bresh goes on to create a bigger problem about healthcare and congress not working together.
One of the biggest sins done by the food industry is that big food corporations sometimes partner up with professional medical groups, so that those medical groups can withhold information that may critic a company’s product(s). It is truly terrifying to know that big corporations are actually jeopardizing the health of the public just to gain more money. Moving on to the next sin is that many food corporations often change the names of ‘Sugar’ and ‘Calories’ to sell more of their products. Sports drinks usually change ‘Calories’ to ‘Energy,’ making the bottle look healthier than it actually is.
Furthermore, if there was more government intervention, there wouldn’t be consumer crises to begin with. Since consumer crises are a growing issue, it is important that the government takes necessary action to make it a declining one. “The scientific community overwhelmingly agrees that trans fats pose major health risks, and the FDA estimates that a ban could prevent 7,000 deaths and 20,000 heart attacks every year” (Filipovic). This shows how reluctant the government is to intervene because despite the clear negative effects of trans fat, it is still widely distributed within the food industry. Additionally, the government generally pushes forward a more individualist approach to food and water safety, which most people contend that it should instead be more systematic.
Everybody knows that junk food and fatty snacks are not healthy. They are, in fact, harmful to human body. Eating unhealthy foods increases obesity, early death, and other diseases. So, placing taxes would discourage people from eating unhealthy food. It may not stop people eating fatty foods completely.