31, August 2010
Health 10 pm
Movie Review “Super Size Me”
Information and issues I have become aware of: The movie “Super Size Me” is a great film that exposes the danger of fast food consumption as a steady diet, particularly McDonalds food in this case. I have grown up loving McDonalds food. Eating out there wasn’t something that my family did on a regular basis but when we did it was a special treat. Apple Pies, Cheeseburgers, French Fries, those were my favorites. I never once wondered about the health ramifications for eating such food. It just tasted good, and what kid in America doesn’t like Ronald McDonald. I find it interesting that prior to being exposed to truth in this film, since becoming an adult I have always known that fast food isn’t good for me. Our bodies seem have an interesting way of alerting us to dangerous food intake. This film confirmed my body’s discernment all these years. The film does an amazing job of showing us the before and after effects of eating McDonalds as well showing us the frontline damage that happens to the body in real time, while consuming this type of food. The movie talks about America’s indulgence in fast food and ignorance to its deadly side effects. The movie gives some interesting facts on how some of McDonalds food is prepped and the nutrition facts that are in it. The amount of calories and sodium that are in a super size french fry are mind-boggling! It appears that McDonalds has spent much, if not all of their energies on making food that tastes good without considering its contents. Unfortunately the consumer pays the price in health for a tasty meal. Our bodies our not meant to have such a high intake of calories, carbs, sodium, and fat and McDonalds does a great job of proving that in one combo meal. In the documentary the journalist gets feedback from some health nutritionists regarding fast food intake. Out of one hundred nutritionists only two said that having fast food twice a month...
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