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The American Diet and Its Effects - The American Diet and Its Effects Today, we have many people suffering from various diseases, most of which are diet related. Basically, these complications are either as a result of increased intake of specific foods, or due to deficiency of some major nutritional components. What this means is that the health of human beings can only be assured by making sure the right foods and dietary compositions have been consumed (Swinburn & Waters, 2010). This approach can therefore make sure majority of diet-related diseases and complications will be addressed....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Emerging Culinary Trend - Gluten-free - Wheat is one of the number ones sources of fiber in the American diet. According to gluten.net (GIG) gluten is a storage protein that is found in all grains. The immune system response to this protein is called Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy or Celiac Disease. People with this sensitivity must adhere to a gluten-free diet and must avoid wheat, rye and barley products. This paper will examine gluten-free products and address the opinion that this emerging trend tastes as good as any other food with gluten in them....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Underage and Overweight Individuals - Nationally, about 17% of people under the age of 20, about 12.5 million are considered obese. School districts that serve students food that are high in calories and fat are to blame for the growing numbers of obese children. Although school lunches provide students food at minimal costs, the poor quality of food served delivers inadequate nutrition and is responsible for the rising numbers of obese minors in the United States. In order to combat this growing problem, school districts must regulate student choices in the lunchroom and provide healthier food to students across America....   [tags: childhood obesity, nutrition]
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Epidemic of Childhood Obesity - Childhood Obesity Introduction The topic I have chosen to discuss is childhood obesity. The AAP Committee on Nutrition and Chen et al. stated that obesity in childhood is often caused by little exercise and too much or the wrong kinds of food (as cited in Papalia & Feldman, 2012). The reason I have chose this topic is that it is a serious issue in today’s society and it’s an overall serious concern in a child’s development. The AAP committee on Nutrition, Datar and Sturm and Mustillo et al. found that obesity in childhood puts children at risk for behavior problems, depression and low self-esteem which can affects the child as they grow up (as cited in Papalia & Feldman, 2012) The three sou...   [tags: Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Epidemic]
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Childhood and Adulthood Obesity - Childhood and Adulthood Obesity Obesity In June of 2013, The American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (2014), one in three Americans are obese, from 1980 to 2008, obesity rates have doubled for adults and tripled for children, approximately 35.7% of U.S adults and 17% of U.S. children are obese. The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of the increasing prevalence of obesity in the world; that childhood and adulthood obesity is a chronic condition that leads to many other long term health problems and there are many different ways it can be prevented....   [tags: nutrition, health problems]
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The Profession of Biochemistry - The Profession of Biochemistry “If cancer is to be cured, the earth’s pollution cleaned up, or the aging process slowed, it will be biochemists . . . who will lead the way” (“Biochemists” 13). Biochemistry is the profession of studying the chemistry of living things and using that knowledge to solve real world problems (13). This career is a demanding but interesting job. After researching biochemistry, I found that it is a field with a very diverse set of responsibilities, working conditions, and educational requirements; and my interest in becoming a biochemist is now more heightened than before....   [tags: medicine, nutrition, agriculture]
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Functional Food and Nutraceuticals - ... When some women have very high levels of glucose in their blood, and their bodies are not able to produce enough insulin to carry all of the glucose into their cells, it results in progressive rise of levels of glucose. Chapter 2 Literature Review:- Glycine max is a legume seed which is a powerful stimulant of immune system; treat certain types of cancers including that of the breast, lungs, and prostate. It is also used for treating diabetes, liver and kidney disorders. It improved the glucose tolerance measure with results varying between the studies....   [tags: nutrition, improving human health] 2618 words
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The Ineffective Priory Food Program - Students have complained for years that the food at Priory was unhealthy and unappetizing. Even after the administration claimed that the school improved the meals, the quality worsened. Every day, a new concoction emerged from the Priory kitchen, only to disappoint hungry students and faculty. These concoctions included greasy pizza, Caesar wraps with a red sauce that seemed to have something swimming in it, and various types of Mexican food. Nonetheless, half of the students ran for the salad bar, not even bothering to look into the kitchen....   [tags: Nutrition ] 970 words
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Beans, Beans, The Glorious Fruit - On any given day, nearly 14% of the U.S. population eats beans, according to government statistics. Many West Virginians, particularly those from the southern coalfields, are probably already starting to chuckle at the percentage. Multiple that maybe by seven (98%) if counting supper plates in the mountain state and while you’re at it, change that “given day” to every day. To say that “brown beans”--the typical reference for pinto beans, actually--are a staple is understating it. The prevalence on plates in the mountains even defies comparison or relevance to other regional foods....   [tags: Nutrition] 1066 words
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Fast Food: National or Local - Fast food restaurant chains are a popular and convenient choice for eating on the go in our modern society. There are certainly several positive aspects to fast food establishments, but are the potential health detriments and collective negative effects on society worth it. Or would it be better to support locally owned and operated restaurants. Here I will examine several facts pertaining to these restaurants, as well as explain why I personally believe we should not frequent these establishments, but rather support local restaurants....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Organic Food: The Healthy Choice - In 2008, U.S. sales of organic food and nonfood products reached $24.6 billion dollars which was 17.1 percent above the 2007 sales (Musico). Obviously, people are buying organic food for many reasons such as its advantageous economical impact, its positive, eco-friendly contributions to the environment, and its health and nutritional benefits. In today's economy, you can no longer buy a dozen of eggs for 67 cents, like you could in 1980 (US Census). Today, the average cost of a dozen of large non-organic eggs is $1.77 and is $4.39 for a dozen of large organic eggs (Kluger)....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The History of Fast Food - According to Eric Schlosser, an Oxford graduate and investigative journalist, fast food stands began to pop up in the 1920s “with a handful of modest hot dog and hamburger stands in southern California” (3). Yet, their rapid explosion didn’t come until the 1950s. Several factors contributed to this growth of fast food, including America’s love for the automobile, the construction of a highway system, the development of suburban communities, and the baby boom after World War II. In their article “Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960,” historians Gary B....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Health Problems and Your Food - Human bodies are naturally created to break down simple foods. As a growing population we have had to create technology that keeps up with the demand for food. In generating this technology we have created food that our bodies are not fully capable of breaking down without having some sort of negative health effect. The food industry uses thousands of chemicals and additives to preserve our food and our bodies are fighting back. Nitrates and nitrites are used in preserving meats and can cause numerous health problems that most of us are not aware of....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Why Not To Eat Meat - Albert Einstein quoted, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” (qtd. in Singh). A genius like Albert Einstein is stating that the planet life is deteriorating and giving the answer to solve the issue. So why are people not heeding his words and beginning a vegetarian diet to save this world from destruction. It is obvious that people are just too attached to eating meat. However, not eating meat is definitely not a life threatening choice to make and is very possible that it will become very easy to live by once the first step is taken....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Public Health in Schools - Do you or someone you know, know a teenager who engages in unhealthy habits such as poor nutrition, misuse of drugs or alcohol, and practices unsafe sexual habits. Keeping programs that help adolescents tackle these issues in an informed manner are all necessary to help model positive behaviors in everyday life. Programs such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) and The Boy and Girls Club of America help to educated children and teens in terms of making informed decisions on their overall health and wellbeing....   [tags: teenagers, poor nutrition]
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Breast Feeding Across Cultures - Breast feeding has been in practice for a very long time, as early as 2000 BC. Before the invention of formula, bottles, and pumps this was the safest most common way for a mother to feed their infants. In fact, for 99% of human history breast milk was the sole source of nutrition for children until the age of two. In today’s society there are many different and opposing personal stand points on where or not a mother should breast feed their children. It is a very controversial topic with many variables....   [tags: nutrition, formula, infant]
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Raising Your Toddler Vegan - Raising your toddler vegan There are many questions about how nutritious a vegan diet is for adults. The main concern revolves around the apparent lack of protein and vitamin B12. People are especially concerned when parents decide to feed their young children a vegan diet. Popular belief states that a vegan diet does not have enough nutrients to promote a healthy brain and body development. Academic resources suggest that vegan diets can be followed safely by children without any compromise of nutrition or growth but the parents need to understand the nutritional needs of children at different developmental stages....   [tags: nutrition lifestyles, lack of protein]
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Etiology of Pediatric Obesity - ... National survey data found that reduced physical activity is the partially the cause of the obesity epidemic, despite popular belief of increased energy intake. This data found that daily expenditure is decreasing and sedentary activities are increasing. One report concluded children who watched over 4 hours of television had higher BMIs than those who watched less than one hour of television daily (Andersen). Many studies have noted differences between energy intake and expelled energy in children with pediatric obesity....   [tags: nutrition, health, parents]
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What are Mismatch Dieseases? - ... Walking need a lot of energy. For example, an hour walk will burn up to 300 calories. So, nomadic lifestyle will leave no room for the hunter-gatherer to store their excess energy intake as fat.    The Nutrition Transition which was introduced in the 1700’s had shifted the culinary history. A diet that was formerly high in unprocessed food had shifted to a form of diet that was high in processed food such as refined grain and sugar. Physiologically, human body can absorb calories form processed food items much faster because the food has been partially broken down....   [tags: diet, nutrition, human body] 620 words
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Marketing Unhealthy Food To Children - Marketing Children Child obesity is a growing problem in today's society. "On average 28% of girls age 6-11 are overweight." Pediatricians are now seeing more and more children with high levels of cholesterol, high blood pressure, and adult on-set diabetes. In 1997 American children obtained 50% of their calories from added fat and sugar and only 1% of children's diets resembled the recommended proportions of the Food Pyramid. The amount of money that is spent marketing to children is outrageous....   [tags: Health Nutrition] 1302 words
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Equine Nutrition - The digestive system of the horse consists of a simple stomach, small intestines, cecum, large and small colons, rectum and anus. The horse’s stomach is comparatively small for its size. The stomach of an average horse has a holding capacity of about two gallons. This may be the reason horses eat small but frequent meals. From the stomach food moves to the small intestine, which is the main site of digestion. The small intestine empties into the cecum. The cecum; along with the large colon; make up the large intestine....   [tags: Biology Anatomy Horse Essays] 2998 words
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The Canada Food Guide - To be healthy you must have four unsettles ingredients. These four things are eating healthy and the right amount, exercising regularly, sleeping well, and getting the right nutritious vitamins. A child two to eight years old need the same four unsettles to be healthy. The only difference is that they need a different amount of each that an adult. They must eat the recommended intake in each food group corresponding with their age and sex stated in the Canada’s food guide. They must also get daily excurses, with lots of sleep....   [tags: Nutrition] 1127 words
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The Benefits of Organics - Organic or non-organic. That is the question. And the answer to this question happens to be organic. I’d love think that everyone shares my thoughts on this but others aren’t so willing to accept this. The fact is that the majority of the population doesn’t agree with my opinion that going organic leads to a healthier life-style. As it is there is constant debate as to whether chemically processed foods are better than organically grown foods, mind you both sides have their pros and cons, but in the end organic is the obvious choice....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Spam: Healthy to Eat? - Spam is a brand name for a canned meat product containing ham, pork, salt, flavourings, and preservatives that are mixed and cooked under vacuum pressure. The product was made in 1937 and it became popular around WWII where it was recognized by the United States and Russian soldiers. After the war, the product became popular and well known around the world. Over the years consumers wondered about the product, and if it was healthy because of the simple ingredients. This issue made a big difference on the popularly of the product....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Myth of Meat - With America eating more meat than ever and growing sicker than ever, the dangers of a meat-heavy diet must be examined. We may now consider meat an essential part of the human diet, but in previous eras it was nothing more than a luxury. In addition, the present state of factory-farmed animals can lead to nothing but outrageously unhealthful meat. Many omnivores wonder how vegetarians survive on the nonstandard diet. Many vegetarians wonder how omnivores do survive. A meat-based diet is, all-around, hazardous....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Benefits of Chocolate - Chocolate There is nothing any better than a good piece of chocolate. Its rich, its creamy, its smooth, and it makes us feel so-o-o-o good for a few moments of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of my favorite sweets. The wonderful creamy milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, or even my personal favorite a silky dark chocolate, the choices are hard. I sat down this weekend to really think about, and compare the differences....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Is Your Food Safe? - America’s consumers today, whom are concerned with the food they are eating, will take time to look at nutritional information and the ingredients listed on the label. They check for the carbohydrates, fats, calories, sugars, and fiber. Consumers believe that thoroughly reading the label on this and other foods gives them some assurance that the food they are eating is healthy. The reason is that government standards require companies to list everything that goes into the package and ensure the ingredients are safe for human consumption....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Incredible, Edible Orange - What came first the chicken or the egg, and did the name for the orange come first or the name for the color. Perhaps the person who got to name everything just got lazy. How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck if a Woodchuck could chuck wood. How much juice could Orange Juice juice if Orange Juice could juice juice. Oranges are tangy cannonballs of goodness and that is sometimes all we see them as, when in reality they have an enormous explosion of health benefits that are often not recognized. Everyone has heard the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but have they ever heard the saying an orange, yes way, will help you live another day....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Sorting Out the Choices - In our fast paced society, Americans struggle to find healthier alternatives in terms of food. Consumers are beginning to be more environmentally conscious by choosing to buy organic fruits and vegetables. Scott Meyer is the editor of Organic Gardening Magazine and is featured in the video, “Organic Vegetables” on the National Geographic website states, “. . . organic food is great produce. It tastes better than any food you can buy . . . and working in concert with nature produces a great result ....   [tags: Nutrition ] 1483 words
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Techniques of Agriculture - No one knows the origins of agriculture. Since the beginning of recorded history, agriculture has existed. Yet not all vegetation is native to its location today. They have been diffused through many different cultures over time and had expanded greatly due to the industrial revolution. In chapter 10 titled, “Agriculture” of the book Contemporary Human Geography, written by J. Rubenstein. Rubenstein describes the expansion of the production of food from just family consumption to mass production in four steps; expand agriculture, increase agricultural activity, identify new food sources, and expand exports....   [tags: Nutrition, Soil, Growth]
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Dietary Supplements - DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Submitted by: Urmi Patel INTRODUCTION: The dietary supplements are regulated by FDA as “foods” but the regulations are different from drugs and other foods. The dietary supplements are known by various other names such as: Nutraceuticals, Phytaceuticals, Herbaceuticals, Nutrapharmaceuticals, Foodiceuticals, Phytomedicines, Therapeutic foods, Pharmafoods, Phytofoods and Parnuts (food of Particular nutritional uses). FDA regulates food supplement safety and labeling and FTC i.e., Federal Trade Commission regulates food supplement advertising and marketing....   [tags: health, nutrition]
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Nutrition is a key component of an individual’s healthy well being. Many factors have a significant effect on nutrition and it is important to continuously maintain a balanced one. Having a good nutrition is one of the main defenses for an innumerous amount of illnesses and diseases that can harm the body. One would ask, “What is nutrition per say, and how do we maintain the balance of it?” Nutrition is defined as “the sum of the processes by which [a living thing] takes in and utilizes food substances.” (Merriam-Webster, 2011)....   [tags: Nutrition, Parental Responsibility]
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The American Diet - We Are What We Eat: American Diet In comparison to other countries, the American diet remains undoubtedly too low in fiber, fruits, and vegetables, yet is entirely too high in calories, fats, added sugars, sodium, and grains. The array of healthy food choices available in America essentially supports ideal dietary health; however lacking proper nutritional knowledge while living a lifestyle full of time constraints prevents many Americans from maintaining a healthy diet. Learning to choose nutritious foods that accommodate individual eating preferences such as convenience and appeal is essential in fixing the American diet with increased longevity....   [tags: Health, Food Choices, Nutrition]
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The American Diet - Have you noticed that around every corner is some kind of snack or soft-drink vending machine. When you walk outside there is most likely some kind of fast food restaurant or convenience store within walking distance that offers food and drinks on demand with little to no wait. Living in a fast paced world, these fast and easily accessible foods have become something many rely on. Yes, with all of our technical and cultural advances in America we have surely come a long way in these past few decades....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle]
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Food Journey Analysis - Introduction Food Journey Analysis Daily nourishment is vital part to living a healthy life. In order for the daily consumption of foods to be effective they must be well balanced and in the right proportions. In addition to everyday nutritional needs, daily exercise is as equally important. Exercise and nutrition work together by the process of supply and demand. Nutrition supply's the body with the energy it needs in order for the body to continue working at at optimal level. Failure to maintain the proper balance between nutrients consumed and exercise expelled could result in weakness and even disease....   [tags: nutrition, health, exercise, diet]
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The American Diet - Most Americans do not care enough to take a look at the nutritional values of the food that he or she is consuming. That is why America has the highest percentage of obesity in the world. This is a serious problem because one in every three adults is obese, and one in every six children is obese. There are many factors that go into the regular American diet, but most of those factors are not appealing nor is it healthy. Americans put way too much processed food into their daily diet. Some would say that other countries diets superior the American diet because of nutritional values that it carries....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Eating Habits]
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Genetically Modified Crops - This paper will examine the quote ‘genetically modified crops will provide a long lasting solution to world hunger’. It will provide detailed arguments for and against the statement and identify other areas, which, when worked in unison could provide a long term solution to world hunger. In order to understand the quotation for the purpose of this paper genetically modified is defined as ‘containing genetic material that has been artificially altered so as to produce a desired characteristic’ (Oxford Dictionaries, 2009, p593) and hunger will be defined as ‘feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by a lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat’ (Oxford Dictionaries, 2009, 593)....   [tags: world hunger, nutrition, food]
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Professional Level Sport - When observing any professional level sport, it is amazing how individuals can carefully articulate and execute their actions and movements. They are able to refine their movements to minimize the amount of energy they are exerting while performing their sport. I find professional level sports to be very intriguing because they perform their motor behaviors so effortlessly, and maximize the efficiency of their actions by using only the energy that is required. They have refined their skills and learned how to use their bodies to achieve their maximum potentials....   [tags: nutrition, bodies, Carbohydrates]
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Affordable Health Food - Ever gotten up early on a Saturday morning with excitement to go shopping for bargains. The journey begins with a ride in the car, driving along humming to the tunes of a favorite song. Suddenly distracted by the brightly colored signs that announce, Farmers Market ahead. The car was getting closer to discovering baskets filled with apples & oranges, carrots, potatoes and green leafy vegetables. The aroma of fresh strawberries in the air jogs a thought; this is not a traditional grocery store where the expense of healthy food challenges the budget....   [tags: nutrition, healthy lifestyle]
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Diet Analysis Project - Nutrition, I have learned plays a big part in our life. To be honest I was clueless about how much nutrition affected our everyday lives. I love going to the gym working out, now that I know what should go into my diet I think I will see a lot more improvement. I occasionally follow the latest diet fads because I believed it would be better for my health, but in turn it really hurt more than it helped. This Diet Analysis project has been extremely useful course because I can personally relate to it and can use much of the information learned to my daily routines....   [tags: nutrition, health, calories] 990 words
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Carnivores and Herbivores - In 1891, a German zoologist named Karl Semper introduced the concept of a food chain, a process that is requisite for all living creatures. The chain consists of different levels. On the bottom are plants, then herbivores, the animals that eat plants. Next are carnivores, animals that eat other animal species, and the last are the animals that eat carnivores. The chain tends to overlap due to animals that eat more than one kind of food. Some people choose to be carnivores, while others choose to be herbivores due to the feeling that it is wrong to eat another living being....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Meat] 939 words
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Life Expectancy Rating - The disparities between different socioeconomic classes and race play a critical role in why we are currently ranked 51st in the world in life expectancy according to the United States Central intelligence agency. Differences between life expectancy in the United States based on socioeconomic class and race are caused from several factors ranging from nutritional diet, to homicide rates that cause the imbalances of life expectancy; and cause the total life expectancy in our country to fall far from what it has the potential to be....   [tags: nutrition, socioeconomics, US]
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The American Diet - The typical American diet has become a very controversial and touchy topic that can easily offend some people. Many people from different walks of life all have the same problem in the U.S., their growing waistline. Does fault lie with the nations culture or is the fault our own. Many foods commonly eaten in the U.S. are considered fatty or unhealthy yet many Americans eat them anyway though the information and facts are clearly labeled on the packages of the food we consume. Are there any religious reasons behind our terrible diet choices....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle]
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Children's Health Research - The method behind this study was a retrospective, descriptive quantitative research project. It looked at overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) in children six to eleven years of age. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1999 to 2008 was the database that the statistics for this study were derived from. Protection of Human Rights In the protection of human rights, the institutional review board (IRB) gave approval for this particular study. The sample of children involved in this study assented to and consent was obtained from their guardians through the NHANES staff members....   [tags: obesity, overweight, nutrition]
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McDonlad's Fast Food - ... The Golden Arches were originally two separate arches. One arch was on the right side of the building. The second arch was on the left side of the building. The Golden Arch resembled a flexible french fry. The new Golden Arch is now in the form of the letter 'M'. This arch now represents capitalism and globalization. The Golden arch is an assurance of consistency and quality. It assures the customers that all items having the McDonald trademark have the same excellence in any location in the world....   [tags: advertising, nutrition, history, addiction]
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Food for Thought - ... Phytochemical-rich foods, especially those rich in flavonoids, have also been shown in reducing the effects of aging, particularly, blueberries, green tea, and Gingko biloba (a nut-like seed from the Asian gingko tree). According to a study by the University of Reading, Flavonoid-rich foods are highly effective at reversing age-related deficits in spatial memory and the enhancement of different aspects of synaptic plasticity. Gingko biloba boost blood-flow to the brain, and can help destroy free radicals....   [tags: neurological diseases and nutrition] 1082 words
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Healthy Eating Habits - More than half of adults in the United States are estimated to be overweight or obese (cite-hp pg 28). Obesity is a result of complex variety of social, behavioral, cultural, environmental, physiological and genetic factors (cite-hp pg 28). Efforts to develop healthy eating habits to maintain a healthy weight index should start early in childhood throughout teenage years to adulthood. Studies have shown the different eating habits according to gender and socioeconomic factors as well as, ways to enhance healthy eating habits and discourage poor eating habits....   [tags: obesity, nutrition, food]
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Food for Thought - ... With out of control portions, little to no supervision over what they are eating, and nutritionally lacking items, it’s no wonder why America is so unhealthy. In many countries around the world that serve school lunches, you see a wide variety of fresh produce, healthy grains, and even fresh fish. Compared to the limp salads, bagged or canned fruit, and flavored milk served at American schools, it’s no wonder “among the 34 OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] countries, the United States performed below average in mathematics in 2012 and is ranked 26th.” (PISA 2012)....   [tags: unhealthy, nutrition, weight] 552 words
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Nutrtion Diet Program Analysis - Jean Nidetch initially created the Weight Watchers diet plan in 1963 when she invited friends over for a weekly meeting about weight loss. Weight Watcher is now in 30 different countries around the world. In North America 20,000, meetings are held each week. (Northwestern, 2005) This diet is a weight loss program derived through the study of science. By keeping up to date on the latest medical and scientific research, Weight Watchers is able to keep their program constantly changing, evolving, and becoming a state-of-the-art program....   [tags: essays research papers] 816 words
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Aspartame Poison Century - Aspartame Poison Century Thalidomide is 90 years of aspartame, a.k.a. NutraSweet, Finn, Zero Cal, and other trademarks. The text of the American researcher Barbara Alexander Mullarkey was aired on the Internet by Betty Martini and his original can be found in http://www.dorway.com. This is a free radical for the Portuguese, made by me, Beatriz Medina in July 1996. Aspartame can be considered thalidomide 90s. With names NutraSweet, Finn ZeroCal and other trademarks, sweeteners with aspartame are extremely dangerous because they are present in todaparte in dietetic foods, supposedly healthy, and even children's vitamins, medicines, puddings, gelatin and softening the more innocent coffee....   [tags: Nutrition] 1256 words
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The hCG Diet - The hCG diet was designed nearly 50 years ago by a British physician whose belief that a hormone found in pregnant women would help people lose weight rapidly and reduce fat. This diet demands that a person’s caloric intake be no more than 500 calories a day along with a daily injection of hCG. hCG is also known as human chorionic gonadotropin. It is also available in pill form or drops. hCG has proven to be an acceptable diet program that millions of dieters have reaped benefits from. It can help a dieter lose up to a pound a day with some people losing even more, as well as keeping the weight off after returning to a normal lifestyle....   [tags: Nutrition] 1493 words
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Sugar Coated Lies - The massive appeal for artificial sugars and sweeteners in America started out in the 1970s and 1980s and has affected American eating habits ever since by its dominance as the most used form of sugar. (Frincu-Mallos). Parallel to its introduction to the food industry, American society at that time was struggling with an onslaught of health problems and diseases. Some have wondered if there is a relationship between the introduction of artificial sweeteners and the rise in American health problems....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Junk Food: Can What We Eat Change How We Behave? - Junk Food: Can What We Eat Change How We Behave. Ice cream, chocolate, McDonald’s hamburgers, potato chips, and hot dogs, all symbolize a taboo in our society. Honey, wheat germ, fruit juices, and sprouts, take on a certain manna in our society. For years, our society has been involved with a health food movement. We are carrying this movement with us to every new day, every new year, and now into a new century. As we go into the new century, "our emphasis, is on "wellness" and prevention rather than on illness and curing" (Dubisch, 1999, p.325)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Essays Papers]
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Eating Responsibly - With the aim of changing the unhealthy eating habits of some families and children, Australian government has involved in many sensible plans and ideas. Recently, the Federal Government’s preventive taskforce report has discussed of taxes to influence healthy food. According to Coalition senior adviser Jane Martin: “The best mix would be to increase the price of unhealthy foods and to subsidise fresh foods” (Miletic 2009, pg.3). In response to this social issue, a majority of people interviewed also agreed with the idea of regulating the use of popular movie and cartoon characters in promoting unhealthy foods (91 %) and marketting fast food by using competitions (90%), based on a study fr...   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Zone Diet - The Zone Diet High-protein/ low-carbohydrate diets are nothing new to Americans these days; they seem overwhelmingly to be the most popular among those people trying to lose weight. Ph.D. Dr. Barry Sears’ books on his version of the high-protein diet, the Zone Diet, are among the best selling diet books on the market. The diet seems to be yielding quick and noticeable results to those who follow Dr. Sears’ plan. Many people are desperate to lose weight and have tried numerous methods that have not produced sufficient and long lasting results....   [tags: Weight Loss Nutrition Papers]
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Healthy Eating - Healthy Eating The Benefits and Roles on the Body Over time sitting and eating at the table with family has slowly drifted away. Now with all the new restaurants popping up everywhere he or she turns, who has time to stop and eat healthy. While most people do not take time for themselves, one must take time out for their bodies. Healthy eating is the number one priority when it comes to having a healthy body. Though not everyone may eat healthy, healthy eating contributes to weight loss, better performance, improves body health, reduces risk of illnesses, and lowers health care cost....   [tags: Health Nutrition, informative, diet]
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