Health Is Important
The topic of health comes up a lot these days. There are too many people in this country who are morbidly obese and who have ill health because of what they eat. The government is feeling as if they are to blame for this problem because of all of the fast food restaurants around with readily available unhealthy food choices. Many others believe that it is a personal responsibility and a choice that each of us must make for ourselves. This issue is currently changing a lot of things that some believe should be left alone. As always though, there are three sides to every debate, one extreme, the other, and a middle ground.
There have been a lot of mandates for fast food places having to make their food less fatty and cooked in a more healthy way. Because of this, many restaurants have had to change their recipes to make fries in different oil and make them more natural and less fatty. This is happening to a lot of foods in fast food chains. Many believe that they have a responsibility to serve healthier foods to their customers.
On the other hand, people who go to fast food places know what they are getting themselves into. They know that the food is not good for them, but they choose to eat it, which is their right. They believe that they should have the right to indulge in something that they know isn’t good for their health if they so choose. They don’t like the changes being made to the foods that they love and enjoy. They tend to believe it is our personal responsibility to keep us healthy, and each person needs to make their own choice of what to eat without government interference.
The middle ground would be for the fast food places to do what many of them are starting to do already, keep their bad for you food choices and add healthy options to the menu. This allows everyone to get what they want. If they go to one of these chains, they now have the option to eat something bad for them or something good for them. This is a middle ground that many can live with.
Still, despite this compromise many still believe that even the bad choices, with the knowledge that it is bad, should be removed giving people no choice but to eat healthily. This is a significant issue right now due to the massive amount of deaths due to unhealthy lifestyles and food choices.