To Encourage Healthy Eating, Higher Taxes Should Be Imposed on Soft Drinks and Junk Food. Do You Agree or Disagree.
613 WordsFeb 26th, 20133 Pages
To encourage healthy eating, higher taxes should be imposed on soft drinks and junk food. Do you agree or disagree.
Nowadays is getting more and more important to stay fit and healthy. There are a lot of negotiations about how to prevent junk food market. One of many possible solutions could be to impose higher taxes on soft drinks and junk food, what could encourage healthy eating. Although, from first sight, it can look like a good solution, but in this essay I am going to prove, that high taxes is not the best way, event, in my opinion, junk food must be replaced by healthy and home-made food.
Firs of all, in many countries the high cost of eating healthy food is often just an excuse for being overweight, especially by…show more content…
Several research studies have found that junk food can affect the brain almost the same way as nicotine or heroin. People get addicted to eating out, but they do not have to eat out because it is cheaper. That is why, in my opinion, imposing higher taxes on junk food would not prevent consumption of fast food and, even more, encourage healthy eating. People should, firstly, began to look after themselves, for example, eat a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods, do not starve themselves, maintain a healthy body weight, learn how to cook healthily, when dining out avoid fast food restaurants, eat regular meals, eat enough calories, but do not over eat, drink more water and, I think, the most important thing is to start moving. As it was said “eat to live, do not live to eat” and use the money you have left over to enjoy your life away from the table.
To sum up, it is obvious, that no matter what a person tries to do, there is no way to prevent a consumption of soft drinks and junk food. Fast food impacts people brain and get them addicted to it and imposing higher taxes is not a solution. In my opinion, only by observing a diet free from unhealthy food, sugars, junk food, a person can experience many benefits such as good health, more energy and vitality and an overall better quality of
Essay on Why Junk Food Should Be Taxed
741 WordsFeb 25th, 20133 Pages
Essay # 4
Junk Food should be Taxed
Who has not eaten junk food at least once? I did it, and to me, as to many Americans, the junk food is the most delicious type of food. However, I know it is the unhealthiest food and the main cause of obesity in the United States. On the other hand, the U.S. government feels that is important to intervene in junk food lover’s lives to help them to improve their health and their food choices. In order to combat the obesity and other health problems that junk food causes, the U.S. government has been looking for many ways to prevent and decrease the number of obese people in the country. They believe that adding taxes to the junk food is a great idea that might help people to…show more content…
If less people eat junk food, there will be fewer diseases and medical costs will decline. The government will save a lot money by adding taxes on junk food, but also will save many peoples’ lives which is more important and trough this policy the government will interfere in peoples’ food choices in a good way. On the other hand, the opposition believes that is not fair that the government wants to interfere in their own food choices. The U.S. government by adding taxes on junk food wants to tell people what they have to eat and what they don’t have to. People must have the right and the freedom to decide what is good and healthy for them and what is not. Also, they affirm that adding taxes on junk food won’t help to combat health diseases and even the obesity on this country because people that love junk food will still buy it, no matter how much it will costs. In addition, some people think that the junk food is convenient for low income people because it saves them the time and money that they have and most of the time it’s not a treat for them, it is the only type of food that they can afford. However, I think that they are completely wrong because junk food is cheap that is true, but it is unhealthy and it is killing and causing many health problems to the people that eat it. After certain time people that consume junk food will have to deal with the problems that eating this type of food cause and they will spend more