“Definition of a trans fatty acid: (noun) an unsaturated fatty acid of a type occurring in margarines and manufactured cooking oils as a result of the hydrogenation process, having a trans arrangement of the carbon atoms adjacent to its double bonds. Consumption of such acids is thought to increase the chance of health risks.” Although certain fats are considered be part of people’s health, there are certain types of fats that should be closely assessed and ignored out of our diets. One of which has drawn an array of controversial issues is trans-fats. Trans-fats can be mostly found in many food sources such as vegetable oil, crackers, cookies and margarine. In-relation to this it increases the blood levels of low density lipoprotein that is considered to be a bad cholesterol, and decreases the amount of good cholesterol in the human body (high density lipoprotein). Trans-fat is created when an oil is partially hydrogenated, “Partial hydrogenation is an industrial process used to make a perfectly good oil, such as soybean oil, into a perfectly bad oil. The process is used to make an oil more solid; provide longer shelf-life in baked products; provide longer fry-life for cooking oils.” This process changes the chemical structure of for example vegetable oils forming it into a bad oil not healthy to be consumed.
g Compare the amount of omega 3 fats in 1) One "Canada 's Food Guide" serving of each food product 2) Contrast that to Health Canada 's recommendation for omega 3 fats in our diet (e.g. what percentage would one serving of the omega 3 food product would satisfy our daily requirement OR how many servings of the omega 3 product would we need to consume to satisfy our daily requirement) (0.75 mark). Reference Serving Size of Food Product Canada’s Food Guide Serving (1 serving
Obesity: Swallowing America Whole The American taste buds are hooked to sweet, spicy, and salty flavors. The mouth controls the diet and emotions of every American. This food obsession, however, has transformed from an excitement to an addiction. Food controls physical and mental health; one eats when sad, happy, or bored.
Trans-fats have been around for many years, and no one has said a great deal about it until now. In recent years, trans-fats in foods have become a very large issue that has surrounded America and its population. They have been blamed for everything including obesity to bad eating habits within our society. Banning trans-fats for something it may have not even done is completely wrong to do, and should be stopped immediately. Our local leaders think that by banning the use of trans-fats in our restaurants will solve all of our problems, but that could actually make things worse. By banning the use of trans-fats in our community would violate the right for freedom of choice.
As Woolston (2015) clearly conveyed, “Fatty, unbalanced, and oversized: That, in a nutshell, is the American diet.” With an escalation in fast food restaurants numbers, health food prices, and portion sizes, the typical American diet relics as a death sentence, encompassing fat, cholesterol, and sodium filled meals. Americans typically consume food that occurs quick and inexpensive, not comprehending the effect that this food deposits on their health. Apprehending the impact that the American diet places on health, the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans" serves as a guideline to help Americans rid of their old habits, reaching towards a healthy diet and weight.
Nutrition Topic: Nutrition Organization: Topically Specific Purpose: To inform my audience the importance of proper nutrition I. INTRODUCTION A. Attention getter: Did you know that more than two thirds of adults are considered to be overweight or obese in the United States? If obesity rates stay consistent, about 51% of the population by the year 2030 will be obese.
Action must be taken by the food industry in order to start eliminating the problems that are causing the society to deteriorate. There are countless health issues within America that continue to grow due to the fact that the food industry is not regulating the food being provided and sole enough. Obesity and being overweight are one of the many social issues that can be linked back to the food industry. While it is true that there are cases of obesity and being overweight due to lack of exercise or genetics, it is primarily the food that cause people to gain excess weight. So many foods nowadays contain surplus amounts of calories, fats, and sugar which have a direct correlation to weight gain.
In recent decade, the United States has seen supermarkets continuously get filled with packages labeled with things like “Low sodium” or “No Trans Fats.” Companies stick these labels on their food to match the current fads of what is good for you and what is not. In his essay Unhappy Meals, Michael Pollan advocates a return to natural and basic foods, and deplores nutritionism. Pollan argues that nutritionism does not actually tell people what is healthy or not, and that the only way to be sure you are eating healthy is to eat natural, fresh food.
The Negative Effects of the Fat Acceptance Movement Nour Bazzi Lebanese American University Abstract The fat acceptance movement is a social organization, which main goals are to challenge fat stereotypes, encourage acceptance at any size and alter the cultural biases of overweight people, but this movement has been demonstrating slight prosperity in its results and instead it is causing negative side effects in society. The fat acceptance movement is encouraging unhealthy lifestyle in individuals, placing body image ahead of health, which could lead to life threatening diseases and even psychological problems. Another negative effect the Fat Acceptance Movement causes is that it offends low weight beings by even encouraging
The government has been taking more and more control over what we have been consuming. They have too many worries going on in America to try to judge us on how we eat. The government shouldn’t have any involvement in how we eat and what we need to do to limit obesity in America. The Government may have control over our meals and diets, but they also don’t understand it is recommended for men to consume 2,700 calories and 2,200 for women.
Eric Schlosser - Fat Food Nation Eric Schlosser begins "Global Realization" with a visit to Plauen, which he writes, "has been alternately punished, rewarded, devastated, and transformed by the great unifying system of the twentieth century... Plauen has been a battlefield for these competing ideologies, with their proudly displayed and archetypal symbols: the smokestack, the swastika, the hammer and sickle, the golden arches. " What are the "competeing ideologies" to which Schlosser refers? What do the "archetypal symbols" he mentions represent? Each person learns to develop their own distinct set of beliefs based on the fact that they have their own subjective reality.
Why are our foods making us unhealthy? Some issues Sinclair includes in “The Jungle” (Sinclair 352-355) are chemical additives that are being used in foods to enhance flavor (taste), and fast food chains are making their food portions bigger which may cause more people to be unhealthy. Importantly, chemicals are being used in foods to enhance flavor (taste). The flavor industries are highly secretive and will not reveal the formulas to their clients.
For those who may not have as large of an income as other Canadians, access to to healthy food can be difficult. Prepackaged and and fast food tend to be more readily available and a cheaper alternative to nutritious options. In turn, the consumption of fast food and prepackaged food can lead to many health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Another area of underlying health contributors is living conditions. Those who are living in low socio-economic status may have living conditions that expose more health risk factors.
However, public health policies increasingly discouraged consumers from eating fast food such as from McDonald’s, with links to high cholesterol and obesity problems as seen from its country-of-origin, the US. Nonetheless, this threat can be an opportunity for McDonald’s to improve the healthfulness of its food and tap on the huge potential market. Economic changes around the world affect McDonald’s industry and environment given its transnational nature. McDonald’s largest market, the American economy, experienced stable but slow