When sitting down drinking a diet soda people really don’t think about what makes diet soda diet. If food and drink companies put diet on front of something does that automatically make it beater or even good for the consumer? When making something diet companies usually go straight for the artificial sweeteners to drop the calories in a food or drink, and when people pick up the diet product off the shelf at the store and they automatically think its good or better for them because of just one little word added to the label. But is it really better for you or could these sweeteners be doing harm? Yeah it might help someone loose that one extra pound or help with fitting into that year-old pair of pants that someone has been just dyeing to
What we eat affects not only us, but the animals, and the world. After learning the truth about where and how our meat and food products are prepared and the effects they cause on our bodies, I was shocked and disgusted. As a society, we can make a few small changes that will have a big and healthy impact on the world and how we live.
Did you know that Americans spent $76 billion dollars on soda or energy drinks in 2013? Teens today consume too much sugar from sugary drinks. The youth today are more unhealthy than previous generations and need to reduce their sugar. The article,”Soda Showdown”, written by Rebecca Zissou, presents two perspectives about taxing sugary drinks.
Majority of food manufacturers use a whole lot of chemicals and artificial ingredients in high amounts to achieve the desired taste, texture and shelf life. However, in the long run extensive consumption of products that contain such ingredients can have adverse affect on human health. This is one of the reasons why health conscious consumers avoid processed food and look for healthy recipes that use natural ingredients and which are also easy to cook, thus giving them the satisfaction of eating healthy food.
Before you begin reading this paper I ask that you take a moment to write down everything that you have consumed today, if it is only the morning please write down everything you consumed yesterday. Then, next to all of the items you have consumed write the amount of sugar that those items contained. If you fit the “average [statistic], between 30 and 40 teaspoons of ‘added’ sugar per day” would have been consumed according to data found by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (Thornley, 2012, p. 52). After reading this data you will be shocked to learn that the recommended daily sugar intake is only 6 to 9 teaspoons of added sugar. You might be thinking so what? Sugar can’t possibly be bad for me, can it? Sugar gives me happiness,
In tenth grade, my biology teacher radically changed the way I ate with six simple words: high fructose corn syrup is bad. At first I brushed it off as one of the many stories that adults make up to scare children into eating their vegetables, but when my teacher went into the science behind his statement, I understood the powerful truth behind his words. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a liquid sweetener made from corn and composed of the simple sugars fructose and glucose (White 1716S; vol. 88). Today, sugar makes up much of the average American’s diet, especially that of teenagers. Of all the sweeteners consumed, HFCS stands as one of the most common ("Why You Should Never Eat”). Ingesting this
In the article from USA Today “Eating too much added sugar may be killing you,” Nanci Hellmich reports that people who consume too much added sugar are at higher risk of death from heart disease than normal people. Hellmich says that too much added sugar affects your body in negative ways and leads to heart disease and death. She supports her claim by stating how many calories from added sugar the American Heart Association recommends getting from added sugars each day, then reveals how many calories from added sugar one regular soda contains, then shows many different statistics about people consuming lots of added sugar having higher-than-normal death rates from heart disease. Hellmich writes in a tone that shows she’s interested about the topic for the general public and the readers of USA Today. Her language shows this when she says “Sugar not only makes you fat, it may be killing you” or “That’s far more than the American Heart Association’s recommendation…” In order to inform the readers about the dangers of added sugar, Hellmich shows statistics about people that eat added sugar and how their
High Fructose Corn Syrup is in everything people eat or drink these days. But if someone could try to not have high fructose corny syrup for a couple of days, how would that person feel? Would that person health be better, would they feel better, or would they feel worse. Well a group did a study on ourselves, the study was how would someone would feel if they did not have any high fructose corn syrup for 10 days. According to Dan K. Webb (an attorney for the corn refiners association) “this is a phony lawsuit, it was ginned up by them, the sugar industry, because they want to get a leg up in the marketplace” (“Sugar industry,” 2015). People does not really care about anyone’s health all they care about is money, money and more money is all they want. Meanwhile John Bode (president of the Corn Refiners Association) says “we are very happy our in court has come. We believe the sugar plaintiffs will not be able to prove their case. We expect to show that the sugar association has purposely misled the public to create false health concerns and fears about high fructose corn syrup-all for the purpose of increase sugar’s market share”
Over the last couple decades, HFCS has slowly replaced sugar in our diets. Corn subsidies and tariffs on sugar are just a couple of the reasons why high fructose corn syrup is cheaper to produce. HFCS is widely used in processed foods as a sweetener. Unfortunately, high consumption of fructose causes an increase in triglycerides, blood pressure, and inflammation markers .
There has been a very large controversy on Aspartame and how bad it is for people. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used all around the world for many food products. Aspartame can be found in diet soda, gum, yogurt, and sugarless candy. This artificial sweetener has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) and the The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). A controversial claim I found online about Aspartame is it is: “By far the most dangerous substance added to food today”. Dr. Joseph Mercola was the man who said this controversial claim. I chose to write on this subject because aspartame is a sweetener seen often in my home. My family often purchases diet sodas, and I was curious to know how unhealthy it is for someone because of controversial claims I see on the Internet. It is believed that aspartame can lead to cancer and deadly diseases. In this essay, I will demonstrate why aspartame is not as unhealthy as what people say it is.
Did you know Americans spent $76 billion on sugary drinks in 2013? Teens today drink too much soda and sugary drinks on a daily basis. The article, “Soda Showdown”, written by Rebecca Zissou presents two perspectives about taxing sugary drinks.
In “Sticky Issue: Does the Soda Industry Skew Research on Health Effects?”, written by the Los Angeles Times, the author reveals to the public that almost all studies paid for by the beverage industry alter the results in favor of the industry. Only a very small percentage of the studies relate pop to obesity. The industry’s only concern is to make money, without any regard to how it affects the population. The author claims that scientific results can be influenced by money. If the researcher has any connection to the company it is likely the researcher made changes to his or her results that supports the company. There has been a drastic increase in obesity in the world, as well as an increase in soda consumption.
Low calorie sweeteners when approved are approved post rigorous assessment by the regulatory bodies. The regulatory bodies are painstakingly scrutinising the evidence from all scientific studies and keep themselves updated with the relevant new studies when published. In this way, the approved sweeteners can be guaranteed to be safe within the limits established by the organizations. Therefore, low calorie sweeteners are a valuable and a safe tool for providing consumers the opportunity to choose foods without compromising on the sensorial benefits of the same.
The term ‘processed food’ applies to any food that has been changed from its natural state in some way, either for safety reasons or convenience. Some foods need processing to make them safe, such as milk, which needs to be pasteurized to remove harmful bacteria. Other foods need processing to make them suitable for use, such as pressing seeds to make oil.
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, which include soft drinks, fruit drinks, ice tea, energy and vitamin water drinks across the globe. Regular consumption of sugary sweetened beverages have been associated with weight gain, obesity and diabetes. The role of sugary sweetened beverages in the development of related chronic metabole diseases such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, has not been quantitatively reviewed .