Compare and Constrast Essay on Nutrition

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Nutrition is an important issue in my life for many reasons. The most important being my
major, dental hygiene. I've taken a couple nutrition courses already. I also simply care
for the fact that what we eat is associated with our health and how long we may live.
Before I went to the website I didn't expect to see many healthy benefits to eating
McDonalds so I guess I was prepared. It said that McDonald's food is linked to serious
diseases because of the high fat and low fiber content. I know from my nutrition classes
in the past that a low fiber diet is linked obesity, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, colon
cancer, and many more things. I find it amusing that they can say that their food can be a
valuable part of a balanced diet. I don't think that they should be allowed to promote
that in any way.

On the website I found a part on evidence talking about how McDonald's is not being
truthful to it's customers. They lied about what goes into their Chicken McNuggets. They
claimed that it was just chicken breast and thigh meat but it is actually chicken meat
mixed with chicken skin and cooked in high-beef lard, which is absorbed into it. They also
lied about being the first fast food chain to voluntarily give out the ingredients in
their food. They didn't do it voluntarily they were made to but not without a fight of
course. So the question is why is McDonald's trying to deceive their customers?

I went to McDonald's healthy eating policy on the website and it seemed like they just
talked around the subject. They said they support healthy eating and they work with
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