Food Giants, Unhealthy Meals

Supermarkets these days are packed with thousands of various packaged goods, most of which are provided by the giant four of five national food corporations. Nutritionists and health experts are concerned with having such a small amount of services available, the quality of the food is lowered. Rather than providing nutritious options, they are adding unhealthy amounts of sugar, MSG, and high levels of sodium which are all addictive ingredients. These plethora of ingredients cause consumers to buy in excess which leads to overeating and eventually cases of obesity.

843025-sugarThese so called ‘fake foods’ can sit on grocery shelves for months at a time due to the preservatives and additives they mix in. A great idea of these foods are the packed cupcakes and treats that are easily stuffed into children’s lunchboxes as a quick fix snack. These cupcakes are loaded with sugar and can cause an additivity to sugar and other preservatives.

It is not only colorful foods that can be dangerous, canned fruits and vegetables, meats and snack bars can be dangerous and addictive as well. Even though the giant four corporations attempt to downplay the concerns of nutritionists, researchers have concluded that the chemicals added to these foods are the same found in cigarettes, alcohol and other recreational drugs.

It is up to the public and consumers to push for these companies to begin producing foods without chemicals and additives. Although, it will take some time before changes are made, making sure things change is important for the future. Also, even though prices will increase due to the healthier snacks which will have a short shelf life, majority of people would rather live a healthy life without being addicted to snack bars and having cravings all day. What is worth it for you? A cheaper substitute food which you know is not healthy, or fresh products which you will pay a little extra for.

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