Analysis Of Mark Bittman's 'What Causes Weight Gain'

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In “What Causes Weight Gain”, Mark Bittman builds an argument against the promotion of heavily processed foods and for the promotion and consumption of “real food”. Bittman speaks about the lack of public awareness of the true causes of weight gain and the lack of a serious solution to a serious problem. Real food would solve most of the worrisome possible symptoms of an unhealthy diet. Bittman speaks about sugar being used to represent all unhealthy food items, and that all sugars only seem damaging because they are not naturally occurring. Mark Bittman feels that many steps should be taken to lower processed food intake, such as a soda tax and proper labeling. In the end, Bittman states that the simple message to get across is to “Eat Real…show more content…
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