Persuasive Speech

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Name: Ramona Harris
Topic: Taking supplements are unnecessary and can be harmful Proposition: There is no concrete evidence that supports the claim that supplements are beneficial if you are already eating a well balanced diet Audio/Visual Aids: PowerPoint

I. INTRODUCTION
A. Attention: How many of you take supplements everyday? How many of you actually research the kind of supplements that you take everyday? Most people say it makes them feel healthier or they believe it will prevent chronic diseases. But you may be surprise to know that what is in your bottle and on the label is not strictly regulated. And there is no system in place to collect reports of adverse side effects. B. Credibility: I myself was victim of taking supplements without fully being aware of the side effects; I was combining my aspirin and herbal supplements, which caused me to have nosebleeds. C. Proposition: My goal is to make you aware that taking supplements is not beneficial and can be dangerous D. Speech Preview: It is unnecessary to take supplements it’s harmful, cannot be a food substitute has bad side effects and can cause death.

Transition: Now, I will give you a few reasons why you should not take supplements.

B. BODY
A. First Argument or Reason Taking supplements can be harmful

1. Age does matter when taking supplements
2. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding medications that are may be safe for adult can cause harm to the fetus or your breast –feeding infant. 3. Children and Older adults metabolize medication differently. Only a few supplements have been tested on children and established safe for children.

Transition: Not only supplements can be harmful, eating a balanced diet is the key

B. Second Argument or Reason Supplements are not intended to be a food substitute

1. There is no need for most people to take supplements. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans made it very clear that your nutritional needs should be met primarily through...
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