The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food Essay

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Food is an essential part of our life, to stay alive. Food is necessary for our bodies to develop, replace, and repair cells and tissues; produce energy to keep warm, move, and work; carry out chemical processes such as digestion of food; and protect against resist, fight infection, and recover from sickness. Food is made up of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The body cannot function properly if one or more of the nutrients are missing. It has been common today to dismiss that, the earlier a person starts to eat healthy foods, the more he or she will stay healthy. In the article, “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food, written by Michael Moss, discusses how junk food is manufactured, the science behind taste and junk food addiction, and how fortune 500 companies struggle to maintain consumers happy. He starts the article by informing us about a meeting held by James Behnke, between many CEOs for their infamous junk food brands. The main purpose of that meeting was to discuss the raising numbers in obesity and how their companies were contributing to that increase and to try and convince companies to make a change. Some officers decided to stay and listen while some left because they didn’t want to hear the “nonsense” Behnke was saying. Should they attempt to make changes to their products or trick the consumers with advertisements promoting newer, healthier versions of unhealthy products? Moss found that many companies
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