Obesity is a major problem in modern America. Who is to blame? A corporation? The individual? Society? O?
Compose an essay that answers the following questions:
What arguments are being raised by the Grocery Manufacturers of America?
Are they taking responsibility as contributors to the obesity epidemic? If yes, list them. If not, why not?
Are they recommending restricting access to unhealthy foods as an answer to the obesity problem?
After reading this article, do you believe that it is the industry’s fault or should the burden of responsibility be on the consumer who is making the food choices?
Is it really a crime to offer variety and to allow the consumer to make a knowledgeable choice?
By analyzing the positive and negative repercussions of this particular release, present your opinion as to whether the action is a step forward or a step backward in the battle against obesity.
Grocery stores ? No theyre innocent but fast food corporation who advertise their food and get you addicted. We all know these food have things like caffeine in coke which has been classified as a drug but it is still being fed to our children. Our government is also responsible. According to scientists people are much likely to crave fast food after seeing it advertised on tv. They shud restrict it’s advertisement. They should also put more tax on junk food and make healthy food chains all over America. With thousands of branches and NOT PUT ANY TAX ON THESE FIRMS. Therefor making healthy food affordable for all by giving the firms who provide america with healthy food with tax breaks.
Could you live without eating carbohydrates?
I know they give you energy but i was reading this –
Is it true?
I dont even like bread, pasta, sugar or even milk really only a little in my cups of tea. The only carbs i do like are potatoes and rice.
It is true. I am so excited, this was written by a lawyer. Nothing will change until they the governments get sued for malpractice. Apparently the American Heart Assc. Is at least doing studies of the effects of carbs & fats to the heart, but the American Diabetes Assc. Is giving dangerous advice – truly detrimental recommendations to diabetics based on faulty science with very clear science that has never been in dispute about diabetic blood sugar levels & carb intake.
Gary Taubes who wrote “Good Calories, Bad Calories” spent 7 years going through all the studies over the last century & dividing up the real science from the faulty science & it clearly shows that not only is low carb the best way to control insulin levels which balances out other hormones & allows the body to function properly but refined carbs caused serious damage to health. See the 1 hour Taubes lecture posted below.
His main points are:
1. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease.
2. The problem is refined carbs in diet, their effect on insulin secretion & the hormonal regulation of homeostasis.
3. Sugars – sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup specifically – are particularly harmful, the combination of fructose & glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels & overload liver with carbs.
4. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer’s & other diseases.
5. Obesity is a disorder of excess fat accumulation, not overeating.
6. Consuming excess calories does not cause us to grow fatter.
7. Fattening & obesity are caused by an imbalance in the hormonal regulation of adipose tissue & fat metabolism. Fat synthesis & storage exceed the mobilization of fat from adipose tissue & its subsequent oxidation.
8. Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage. When insulin levels fall, we release fat from fat tissue.
9. By stimulating insulin secretion, carbs make us fat.
10. By driving fat accumulation, carbs also increase hunger & decrease the amount of energy we expend in metabolism & physical activity.
There is no better way to bring the body to the state of optimal health than with a low carb way of eating. Low carb doesn’t cause high blood pressure, high blood sugar or high cholesterol, it cures it. It is actually dangerous to take meds that lower these levels and do low carb at the same time because the levels will become dangerously low. Simple carbohydrates trigger insulin. High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Anything less that 9 grams of carbs per hour controls insulin and is considered low carb (up to 144 grams per day).
U.S. Government guidelines were changed 35 years ago to suggest we lower our fat intake & increase our carb intake. American society followed these recommendations & lowered their fat intake by 11% & increased their carb consumption. In this same time frame obesity, diabetes, heart disease are all at epidemic levels. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbohydrates are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes.
A low carbohydrate diet is a high fat diet. The protein should only be a little higher than adequate. Although it is completely possible to live on a fat/protein only diet for long term (as proven by research done in a hospital setting) it becomes boring fairly quickly. Luckily many vegetables & some fruits, nuts & seeds are low in carbs & greatly expand the diet. Most long term low carbers eat as many, if not more non starchy vegetables than vegetarians.
Glucose is the bodies preferred fuel (if you want to get technical, it actually burns alcohol most efficiently, but that doesn’t make it any healthier for the body than carbs), the body can convert 100% of carbs, 58% of protein & 10% of dietary fat into glucose. The body can also be fueled by fat (dietary fat & fat cells) but only in the absence of carbs. Your brain actually prefers* to be fueled by ketones (part of the fat burning process), it does require glucose also, but glucose can be easily converted from excess protein if needed or dietary fat.
Plaque build up in the arteries is more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels & low HDL levels are an indicator of plaque & glycation – the precursors to a heart attack & heart disease.
study from the Oxford group examining the postprandial (after-eating) effects of a low-fat vs. Low-carbohydrate diet. (Roberts R et al, 2008)
Postprandial lipoproteins, you’d think, would be plentiful after ingesting a large quantity of fat, since fat must be absorbed via
Why is estrogen put into the water supply, and does this practice have any negative or harmful consequences?
I was reading this article in a men’s health magazine about how estrogen is put into the water supply. This was brought up because apparently estrogen promotes the storage of body fat, and this is regarded by some as a factor which contributes to the obesity epidemic. And i read somewhere that fish which are exposed to low levels estrogen causes males to become infertile. Why is estrogen put in the the water supply?
And are there any other harmful effects which can be attributed to the practice of doing this?
It’s not actively put into the water it’s basically a pollutant. Estrogen and progesterone are used in birth control pills, and these hormones are passed through urine, and finally its to small to filter out of the water.
Anyone here from Mississippi? What do you think of this article?
Miss. ranked fattest state in nation
August 28, 2007 02:00:42 AM PST
Experts say Mississippians need to skip the gravy, say no to the fried pickles and start taking brisk walks to fight an epidemic of obesity.
According to a new study, this Deep South state is the fattest in the nation. The Trust for America’s Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention, says Mississippi is the first state where more than 30 percent of adults are considered obese.
Aside from making Mississippi the butt of late-night talk show jokes, the obesity epidemic has serious implications for public policy.
If current trends hold, the state could face enormous increases in the already significant costs of treating diabetes, heart disease and other ailments caused by the extra poundage.
“We’ve got a long way to go. We love fried chicken and fried anything and all the grease and fatback we can get in Mississippi,” said Democratic state Rep. Steve Holland, chairman of the Public Health Committee.
Poverty and obesity often go hand in hand, doctors say, because poor families stretch their budgets by buying cheaper, processed foods that have higher fat content and lower nutritional value.
Seems like we were better off as a country with people working on the farm and eating wholesome natural foods.
We all need to take responsibility for our own lives. If we are fat, it ain’t MickeyD’s fault! It is simple, more physical work and less in the pie hole!
If Christians Claim the Human Body is the Temple of Holy Spirit?
Then how come so many of them are either obese or have severe heart problems? Are they trying to choke their “holy spirit”??!?
Lard have mercy!
P.S. I know there are obese atheists. I’m just pointing out that obesity is significantly higher amongst Christians.
Because we all have faults and only one person that ever stepped foot on this planet was perfect. It’s easy to look at someone who follows Jesus, who was in every aspect perfect, and look at his followers who are far from it and place judgment.
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