Essay Nutrition

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Nutrition is an important issue in my life for many reasons. The most important being my major, dental hygiene. I’ve taken a couple nutrition courses already. I also simply care for the fact that what we eat is associated with our health and how long we may live. Before I went to the website I didn’t expect to see many healthy benefits to eating McDonalds so I guess I was prepared. It said that McDonald’s food is linked to serious diseases because of the high fat and low fiber content. I know from my nutrition classes in the past that a low fiber diet is linked obesity, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, colon cancer, and many more things. I find it amusing that they can say that their food can be a valuable part of a balanced diet. I don’t think …show more content…
They didn’t talk about how their products are unhealthy but instead they talked about what they’ve done to make them slightly better. They want to reduce the amount of additives in their food. They added salads, bottled water, orange juice, and diet coke to the menu. However I found out that some of these things they don’t sell in every store. Just because I read that and it might benefit them by saying those things I still can’t see people really thinking that they are healthy. Just because you have a bottle of mineral water that doesn’t mean that the double cheeseburger and French fries that you’re eating is good for you.
Did you ever see the court case with Pizza Hut and Papa John’s? Well, Pizza Hut took them to court because they advertise the perfect pizza as their logo and they didn’t think that was fair. Just as McDonald’s saying their food can be part of a balanced diet isn’t fair to the uneducated people in the world. That’s why I think that they shouldn’t be allowed to sponsor sports events and promote their products they way they do. They use kids in their commercials because kids will beg their parents to take them to McDonald’s. I know because I use to do it too. Especially when they had a really awesome toy in the kids meal.
My personal reaction isn’t very shocking as you can see. I think a lot of people know by now that fast food isn’t the healthy choice but it’s what is most convenient. The…

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