Topics: Nutrition / Pages: 5 (1693 words) / Published: Apr 20th, 2014
Li Cai
ENG 108
Susan Davis 3:00-4:15
Assignment 2 Second draft “Real” or “Fake” food? “Is this a real food? Is it good for me? What should I do when I was faced with so many scrumptious foods?” these are all what I am thinking when I hold a slice of pizza in my right hand. What I am really familiar with is, nowadays, people care more about the food which they eat everyday then get worry and upset about it. Tons of information and instructions tell about how to eat healthy and what we should eat seriously. Actually, presented by these numeric food issues, people feel more confused and hard to choose rather than clearly know what need to eat. Some people are frustrated about control themselves to eat so called “ real food” which is good for their health and could get far away from the disease and losing balance. People always have a conflict with themselves about choosing food. Is it so difficult to make a “food decision?” “The U.S.D.A. (United States Department of Agriculture) can succeed at its conflicting goals only by convincing us that eating manufactured food lower in SOFAS is “healthy,” thus implicitly endorsing hyper-engineered junk food with added fiber, reduced and solid fats and so on, “food” that is often unimaginably far from its origins.” wrote by Mark Bittman who advocates people to eat “real food” rather than some manmade fake food. Here is the scenario that some “foodies” arrange food into many specific categories such as convenience and fast food; functional food; health food and junk food, etc. The most famous one is junk food or fast food, which is popular among the young people like ice cream, candy and soft drinks. Some people in nowadays deny that it belongs to the “real food” because of they are added some artificial fibers and reduced fat or some other nutritional elements. They are not original or natural any more. To some extent, I think that

Cited: Bittman, Mark. Is ‘Eat Real’ Unthinkable? 2011. 20 Mar. 2011 . What is “Real Food”? 20 Mar. 2011. < http://realfoodchallenge.org/about/realfood>.

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