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Should schools serve Little Ceasers Pizza in school?

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Started: 1/6/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MajorMayhamFTW

Pro

Pizza is good for kids in school because it will help there energy level so that they dont get tired in class.
Stupidape

Con

Outline
I. Intro
II. Main argument against Little Caesars Pizza.
III. Pro green smoothie
IV. Summary
V. Links

I. Intro

I will make the counter proposal that green smoothies should be served in school in lieu of Little Caesars Pizza.

II. Main argument against Little Caesars Pizza.

Little Caesars Pizza is high in fat, saturated fat, and sodium. Also, contains cholesterol and animal protein. Little Caesars Pizza also is very low in antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber.

Using the chart a plain cheese slice contains about 25% calories from fat. Half of which is saturated fat, 4g. 420mg of sodium and 20mg of cholesterol. The animal protein comes from the cheese.

Too much fat, of any type is detrimental to human health because of intramyocellular lipid build up. "Intramyocellular lipid content is lower with a low-fat diet than with high-fat diets, but that may not be relevant for health." [2] This build up in turn can lead to insulin resistance. "Insulin resistance has been associated with the accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle fibers as intramyocellular lipid (IMCL)." [3]

Saturated fat is unhealthy because it increases LDL (low density lipoprotein) blood serum levels. LDL levels are clearly a biomarker for many degenerative disease including heart disease.

"For adults who would benefit from lowering their LDL cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends:

Reducing saturated fat to no more than 5 to 6 percent of total calories. For someone eating 2,000 calories a day that’s about 11 to 13 grams of saturated fat." [4]

Saturated fat is also unhealthy because it increases blood viscosity. High blood thickness makes the heart have to work harder.

"Eating saturated fat has been linked to viscous blood and risk for high blood pressure, according to the World Health Organization, as compared to polyunsaturated fats. Barnard paints an image of bacon grease in a pan that cools and solidifies into a waxy solid. "Animal fat in your bloodstream has the same effect," he says. "If you’re eating animal fat, your blood is actually thicker and has a hard time circulating. So the heart has to push harder to get the blood to flow." [5]

Saturated fat also increases gut permeability allowing bacteria in the colon to escape into the blood stream. Bacteria in the bloodstream create endotoxins which can trigger an immune system response. This immune system response causes inflammation.

"A single meal of meats, eggs, and dairy can cause a spike of inflammation within hours that can stiffen one’s arteries. Originally this was thought to be the result of saturated animal fat causing our gut lining to leak bacterial toxins into our blood stream leading to endotoxemia." [6]

High levels of sodium have been linked with heart disease. With only 250 calories yet 420 mg of sodium I contend that this pizza is high in sodium.

"When there’s extra sodium in your bloodstream, it pulls water into your blood vessels, increasing the total volume of blood inside. With more blood flowing through, blood pressure increases. It’s like turning up the water supply to a garden hose — the pressure in the hose increases as more water is blasted through it. Over time, high blood pressure may overstretch or injure the blood vessel walls and speed the build-up of gunky plaque that can block blood flow. The added pressure also tires out the heart by forcing it to work harder to pump blood through the body. "[7]



Cholesterol even in small amounts has negative health effects. "These findings suggest that even small intakes of foods of animal origin are associated with significant increases in plasma cholesterol concentrations, which are associated, in turn, with significant increases in chronic degenerative disease mortality rates. " [8]



Consumption of animal protein increases blood serum IGF-1 (insulin like growth factor one) levels. Elevated IGF-1 levels increase risk for cancer. "Animal protein appears to send a much different signal to our livers than most plant proteins. Even vegans eating the same amount of protein as meateaters still had lower levels of the IGF-1, so it’s apparently not about excessive protein in general, but about animal protein in particular." [9]

The dead bacteria found in the dairy can also trigger an immune system response, causing inflammation. [6]



Finally, antioxidants [10] have been shown to reduce cancer risk. Phytonutrients [11] to have many health benefits. Fiber [12] to help curve appetite thus reducing risk for obesity. Obesity is a risk factor for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease as well as decreasing immune system function. Little Caesars Pizza has very little fiber, 1g. Although there are some phytonutrients and antioxidants from the tomato sauce and bread, a green smoothie would have more fiber per calorie.



III. Pro green smoothie

A green smoothie has many antioxidants, lots of fiber, and phytonutrients. Also kale which is renowned for its health benefits can be used in a green smoothie. The choice is simple. Little Caesars Pizza should not be on the school menu. This food is crowding out healthier options like green smoothies and whole fruits and vegetables.

IV. Summary

In summary Little Caesars Pizza is unhealthy and displaces healthier alternatives including green smoothies, whole fruit, and vegetables.

V. Links
1. http://www.littlecaesars.com...
2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
4. http://www.heart.org...
5. http://www.theatlantic.com...
6. http://nutritionfacts.org...
7. http://sodiumbreakup.heart.org...
8. http://ajcn.nutrition.org...
9. http://nutritionfacts.org...
10. http://www.cancer.gov...
11. http://www.webmd.com...
12. http://www.webmd.com...
Debate Round No. 1
MajorMayhamFTW

Pro

MajorMayhamFTW forfeited this round.
Stupidape

Con

Opponent has FF. I will respond to a comment instead that students should choose what they want to eat. Although optimally they would make an informed and good decision I do not feel this is the case. Many children do not understand the horrors of factory farming. The health risks of eating animal products.

Animals are sentient beings. Dairy cows live their lives with very little freedom and subjected to horrid conditions.

"A factory farm is a large, industrial operation that raises large numbers of animals for food. Over 99% of farm animals in the U.S. are raised in factory farms, which focus on profit and efficiency at the expense of animal welfare." [1]

Chances are Little Caesars Pizza's cheese comes from factory farmed dairy cows. Even if they aren't there is humane washing.

""Animal agriculturalists, chefs, and consumers desperately want to believe the myth that animal products labeled organic, humane, and sustainable are morally and ecologically defensible. They promote the washings as cover for their beliefs. They choose not to see the abusive and unsustainable nature of meat, dairy, and eggs. They pledge allegiance to an adjustment to factory farming, nothing more." [2]



Links
1. https://www.aspca.org...
2. http://freefromharm.org...
Debate Round No. 2
MajorMayhamFTW

Pro

MajorMayhamFTW forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by coco68214 1 year ago
coco68214
i think that students should be able to choose what they want to eat
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