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Food Irradiation - Food irradiation is a food safety technology that can eliminate disease-causing germs from foods. Like pasteurization of milk, and pressure-cooking of canned foods, treating food with ionizing radiation can kill bacteria that would otherwise cause food borne disease. The process can also control insects and parasites, reduce spoilage, and inhibit ripening and sprouting. (5) The effects of irradiation on the food and on animals and people eating irradiated food have been studied extensively. These studies show that when irradiation is used on foods, as approved, that disease-causing germs are reduced or eliminated....   [tags: Food Production Nutrition Technology] 1437 words
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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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Food Sovereignity - We live in a world that is increasingly becoming globalised but also in a world where only a few have a lot. This correlation is no coincidence and feeds back into the idea of capitalism and comparative advantages. This skewered power balance puts into perspective the need to control the masses, and what better way to do this then through the control of their most basic need: food. This perspective on why food insecurity is increasing will question the power over production and the political control over hunger....   [tags: hunger, food security, diet, nutrition, poverty]
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Junk Food - Junk food is a contemptuous slang term for the food that is of minute value of nutrition. This kind of food is usually high in sugar, calories, salt, and fat. The fast food and junk foods characteristically comprise of high levels of calories from fat or sugar with diminutive minerals, proteins, and vitamins. Generally, the foods that are considered as junk foods comprise of candy, gum, fried fast foods, salted snack foods, sugary carbonated beverages, and sweet desserts. A number of foods like the tacos, hamburgers, and pizza can be regarded as either junk food or healthy depending on their methods of preparation and ingredients....   [tags: nutrition, fat, fast food, health, weight, diet]
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Vitamin C - Vitamin C is an essential in the body's defenses against infection. Susceptible children will not tolerate relatively unimportant infections and this can lead to prolonged illness and in the case of behaviorally disturbed children of symptoms previously well managed. Vitamin C is an extremely safe substance which is immensely beneficial to the brain and body in a multitude of ways. Its potential for preventing and treating autism has barely been touched. Vitamin C is heavily concentrated in the brain, but its exact role in brain function has not been fully understood....   [tags: Nutrition]
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High Rates of Obesity - Obesity is an issue which needs to be addressed in order to reduce the number of people becoming excessively overweight. Over one-third of adults in the United States are obese (Obesity and Overweight for Professionals). According to the World Health Organization, the rate of obesity worldwide has almost doubled since 1980 and over 40 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2011 (WHO Obesity and overweight). Obesity is the fifth high cause of deaths around the world and approximately 2.8 million people die annually because they were obese (WHO Obesity and overweight)....   [tags: health, nutriton, overweight]
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Malnutrition - Malnutrition is both a cause and a consequence of ill-health. The term malnutrition can apply to various states – under-nutrition, over-nutrition or deficiencies of specific nutrients (8).Malnutrition is common but under-recognised in the elderly. Clinicians are seldom taught about the subject during their undergraduate or postgraduate level.Malnutrition can lead to serious consequences in terms of morbidity and mortality (5).Undernutrition is a global problem that is usually caused by a lack of food or alimited range of foods that provide inadequate amounts of specific nutrients or other food components, e.g....   [tags: Health, Nutrition Related Diseases] 1447 words
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Fiber Supplements - A. Purpose of treatment: Fiber supplements benefit the body through maintaining regularity in the digestive system. Fiber supplements assist the body in compensating for fiber deficiencies when there remains an inadequate amount of fiber in the digestive system. In addition, fiber supplements help to relieve constipation. Fiber can become an aid in weight reduction as well. In all fiber supplements assist in the maintenance of good health and nutrition. B. Rationale of fiber supplements: After eating, one does not digest the total amount of food that they consume....   [tags: Nutrition Weight Loss Health Papers] 4513 words
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Animal Products - Animal Products Growing up most children were taught that food comes in four groups: meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables, and grains. To not obtain food from each group every day could result in an unhealthy person. One would assume that it was formed upon firm, scientifically-based principles. But this is not the case. It was based upon the economics and politics of dairy and meat production of the time ( Hur 95). The "Basic Four" was created by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1956 to increase the production of and create a market for agricultural products....   [tags: Health Nutrition Food Diets Essays]
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Nicole Jumper - Nicole Jumper The desire to change one’s body image is very prevalent in today’s society; and in most cases what people want to change is their weight. Companies who market diet programs and miracle diet drugs are very much aware of this commonality among consumers and take advantage of the susceptible nature of those who want to lose the weight and lose it fast. Among the multitude of pills, programs and promises that are offered as cures to the unhappiness of being fat, one new concept has emerged that stretches the boundaries of logic: the catabolic diet....   [tags: Weight Loss Diet Nutrition Papers]
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Golden Rice: The Fortified, Modified and Vilified Option for Third World Malnutrition - Each year without fail anywhere between 250,000 to 500,000 children go blind from Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), more than half of those die within twelve months. To visualize this number think of Seattle, now imagine half or all of its population going blind. With a few dollars’ worth of food or supplements enriched in vitamin A this problem can be mollified. But getting fresh foods and vitamins to those with the greatest need has proven an insurmountable problem. Food Aid, while indeed lifesaving, is costly and does not fix the underlying problems in poor societies....   [tags: Malnutrition Nutrition food]
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Healthy Eating: Reducing the Risk of Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease - Healthy eating is what we all need to consider in our everyday life. Healthy eating good prevent you from getting cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. There are many choices that we can make that can either benefit us or be hazardous to our health. There are many factors out there that can cause harm to the body. I have chosen three to discuss. What I am going to be talking about throughout my paper will be cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. I will be discussing what foods that would benefit and lessen your chance in getting these diseases....   [tags: Obesity, nutrition, eating habits]
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Distinguishing Between Good and Bad Fats in the Human Diet - Contrary to public belief, not all fats that we consume are bad. Similar to our lesson in complex carbohydrates and added sugars, the key is to be able to distinguish the “good” from the “bad,” as well as to learn ways to select leaner food products more wisely and to moderate our total daily fat intake. The fats that are considered “bad” are the saturated and trans-fatty acids, which are both associated with raising LDL cholesterol (Whitney & Rolfes, 2005, pg 159). An elevated level of LDL cholesterol is linked with artherosclerosis, a plaque formation in arterial walls that causes stiffening and the loss of elasticity in their smooth muscle (Marieb & Hoehn, 2007, pg 980)....   [tags: nutrition, health, dietetics] 714 words
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Nutritional Deficiencies: Exploring Implications of Protein, Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies - The first type of deficiency is caused by a lack of protein. Protein performs countless functions in the body and is entirely crucial for maintaining ideal health. Proteins are responsible for building muscle, repairing tissue, supplying the body with energy, keeping skin healthy and even breathing. The functions of proteins go on and on. The human body is constantly breaking down and using the proteins supplied. This is why it requires a constant protein intake to continue repairing, regulating and protecting....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 1034 words
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The Unhealthy Truth and Eat Right for Your Type - When comparing the two books, the Unhealthy Truth and Eat Right for Your Type, we learn that the two books are similar in topics but quite different in writing structure and diction. In the Unhealthy Truth, Robyn O’ Brien writes about how certain foods are making people sick. She starts off with an anecdote describing how she found out that her youngest child, Tori, had a common food allergy and the ordeal that her and her family had to endure because of it. It turns out that she was allergic to eggs and nowadays, it is very difficult to find foods that do not contain eggs or egg products....   [tags: Contrasts, Nutrition, Health] 1106 words
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Exploring the Popularity of Non Stick Frying Pans - Non-stick frying pans are one of the most common kitchen utensils today. Frying pan is mostly used for cooking. The non stick frying pans are made of two components, the metal body and the Non Stick layer. Actually the surface of the non stick frying pan is coated with a layer of oil or fat when the pan is in use. The layer of oil has four functions: it lubricates the surface; increases contact between the food and the pan; acts as a thermal mass to reduce the cooking time; and can be increases flavor and color....   [tags: environment, nutrition, health, PTFE]
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Organic Foods: America is Making Healthier Food Choices - Many people in America believe that we should eat healthier foods. However, a large portion of the advertising created for food in America is focused on unhealthy foods and products, many of which are nutritionally poor and easily accessible to much of the population. This results in a contradictory ideal towards improvement of health, where individuals will constantly eat unhealthy foods and struggle to lose the weight that they will knowingly gain. If people in the modern American society were to focus more on consuming organic foods and products, people would be healthier, reducing high medical costs and improving the overall well-being of Americans....   [tags: Nutrition, Organic Foods]
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The Truths and Myths About Popular Sports Drinks - In recent studies sports drinks like Gatorade, PowerAde, and Muscle Milk have been proven not to be completely truthful about their nutritional value and the impact it will have on their consumers. These studies consist of an argument that water might overall be better than any of these drinks though water might taste bland it may be the best choice for athletes everywhere. Gatorade is one of the most famous sports drinks on the market today. It was introduced to the market in 1965 at in the labs of the University of Florida Gatorade was used to hydrate player on their football team in drastic weather....   [tags: Nutrition, Nutritional Value, Gatorade]
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Antioxidant Potency in Apples during Long Term Storage - Antioxidant Potency in Apples during Long Term Storage Introduction Apples are known to have many beneficial agents that may help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases (5). This is due to an important component in an apple called antioxidants. Antioxidants stabilize free radicals from damaging our healthy cells, protecting our DNA, and other genetic material. Antioxidants are not only present in apples but in foods such as; spices and herbs, certain beverages, legumes, chocolates, fruits, and vegetables....   [tags: cardiovascular disease, nutrition ]
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The Effects of Fast Food on Americans' Health - 50 million. That is the average number of Americans that are served in a fast food restaurant each day. There are about 990 thousand fast food restaurants in America today. With new chain restaurants popping up on every corner and new restaurants opening everyday, it is obvious why so many people eat at these places. Although people think the food is tasty and cheap, they do not realize that they are causing more harm than good to their body. 60 percent or 100 billion Americans are considered overweight or obese....   [tags: American Diet, Nutrition]
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Physical Education Lesson Plan: Healthy Choices Unit - Lesson Plan One - Healthy Choices Unit Physical Education - 5th Grade Overarching Essential Question: How do your choices affect your health. Topical Essential Questions: 1) How do the components of fitness relate to my everyday activities. 2)What kinds of activities will improve my fitness level. 3) What are some skills I need to be physically fit and active. Five 90 minute lessons Instructional Sequence: This lesson is the introductory lesson to the unit. It sets out to give the students a base of knowledge that will be built upon in terms of healthy choices and the affects of these choices in later lessons....   [tags: health, wellness, nutrition, teacher] 857 words
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Obesity as a Social and Medical Problem - Obesity has become an epidemic in our over indulgent North American society. In addition to body image issues, obesity causes significant health issues. Society often views obesity to be a disease when it is actually a sign of a disorder, genetic or environmental. The percentage of our population that is growing overweight is increasing every year, and can become a very serious issue if it is not dealt with urgently. Problems relating to self-confidence, self-consciousness, and isolation can occur as a result....   [tags: overweight, diet, nutrition, health]
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World Hunger: How We Can Help Out - Before we can get to what we can do, we need to know what hunger really means. Alot of people think that hunger means that the person is “all skin and bones”, so to say, but thats not always true. Someone who is suffering from hunger could be a person who looks like you and I but is really wondering where they are getting their next meal. That person could be your neighbor, your co-worker, your classmate, or even one of your friends. You may never know if a person is suffering from hunger until either they start to beg you for help or they die from malnutrition....   [tags: nutrition, food, meals]
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Overivew of Childhood Obesity in the US - In 2012 CDC statistics show that over “35 percent of adults in the United States of America are recorded as obese (30kg/m2) and 32 percent of children.” The obesity rate has doubled since 1971.” Not only is epidemic growing in numbers of victims but also in expenses. The United States spend spent 147 billion dollars in 2008 on expenses medical costs yearly and that does not include the fight against the problem. “In 2003 over 300,000 died due to obesity related health problems, diseases and cancers.” One of the most important battles we wage on American soil is the war for citizens to be fit, and it almost always starts in the childhood....   [tags: Healthcare, Nutrition, Overeating]
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Junk Food and Obesity in America - Many Americans today want to make their fast paced lives as stress free as possible by finding alternatives to cooking in junk food, a type of unhealthy food that most Americans enjoy eating because it is cheap, quick, tasty, and convenient. Fries, chips, cakes, burgers, pizza, cookies, and sodas are all junk foods that can be found in the homes of most Americans. Throughout the decades we have become fond of this type of food without realizing the many harmful effects it has. The high amount of calories in the food and lack of exercise has led to a increase of obesity in the citizens of the United States....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, American Diet] 587 words
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Benefits and Side Effects of Manganese - What is Manganese. Manganese is a trace mineral necessary for the activation of body enzymes involved in the digestion and utilization of food and nutrients. Aside from Manganese is a trace mineral that is vital to life. The human body contains about 15 to 20 milligrams of it. Most of it is found in the bones, with the rest distributed throughout the body in tissues like the pancreas, kidneys, liver, adrenal glands and pituitary glands. Manganese aids in the formation of connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors, and sex hormones and plays a role in, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation....   [tags: trace mineral, food, nutrition]
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What You Eat Is Your Business - Should people be held accountable for what they eat. Many believe that it is a matter of public health, but some think that it is the matter of personal responsibility. In the article “What You Eat Is Your Business,” Radley Balko argues that the government spending more money on anti-obesity measures is the wrong way to fix the obesity epidemic. He claims that people should be more responsible for their personal health. I am of two minds about this author’s claim that eating and lifestyle are matters of personal choice....   [tags: obesity, nutrition, personal health]
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The Wonders of Vitamin C - We live in a society in which we are in a state of constant fear of diseases. From when we are young we are taught repeatedly to wash our hands before every meal and to eat an apple daily. Moreover, we are catechized on a regular basis to bundle up so we do not catch a cold or pneumonia. Likewise, our doctors advise us to visit them annually to make sure we don’t have deficiency related disorders such as scurvy or anemia. What if there is a vitamin that could aid in preventing the aforementioned illnesses....   [tags: Human Health, Nutrition]
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Economical Impact of GMO Products - Genetic engineering is a recently developed technology that allows the alteration of the genetic make up of living organisms. This technology allows scientists not only to exchange genes from members of the same species, which is what farmers and nature has been doing throughout history, but also the exchange of genes between completely separate species. For example genetic engendering allows scientists to insert the genes from a fish into a tomato, something that can never happen in nature. Many in the biotechnology industry claim that the recent advancements in this field of research will help solve many of the problems developing countries face....   [tags: genetically modified, agriculture, nutrition] 1601 words
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MOE Initiatives to help SEDs - Various initiatives undertaken by Ministry of Education in effort to help students with economic disadvantaged, SEDs get education opportunity that equals to other students. Realizing that education is major nation's asset that generates success of the nation to compete with other developed country, several initiatives executed by Ministry of Education. In year 2009, a sum of RM 3.406 billion allotted to Ministry of Education to various types of assistance to students from less well-off group and low income....   [tags: Education, Economy, Nutrition] 1002 words
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We Are What We Eat - Staying healthy is the most important thing that one can do. You may be asking yourself, how can I keep myself healthy or what can one do to stay healthy. A way to maintain good health is from exercise, eating healthy foods, getting enough rest, keeping good hygiene and regular doctor’s visit. Good nutrients is a necessity to stay healthy and that can be obtained by taking multivitamins and other kinds of supplements. Taking a day off is also a great thing to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining good health can be done by keeping these routines up....   [tags: nutrition, good health]
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Child Obesity and Its Consequences - There is no surprise that people are greatly attentive to food and not necessarily in a healthy manner––not enough consideration is given when ensuring people consume foods that are beneficial and essential to their bodies. The body needs a balanced diet consisting of nutrient dense food, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and beneficial fats. However, people tend to avoid healthy foods and eat in great quantities. Emphasis is often placed on eating when its time to eat rather than when people are hungry....   [tags: nutrition, health, overweight]
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Children's Eating Habits In France Vs. United States - Children's Eating Habits in France vs. United States The way children eat is very different in every country. They are the most different in France and the United States. From children's lunch at school to dinner at home, they're diverse. Even the way they take their meals at home and how much they cost are unalike. It's not arguable that the United States is an unhealthy country, unlike France where good eating habits are learned very early in life and are practiced throughout life. In the United States the daily public school lunch consists of pizza, cheese burgers, Chef Boyardee ravioli, fried chicken fingers, French fries and it gets worse....   [tags: Health Nutrition] 1347 words
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Obesity and Fast Food -       In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser writes about the fast food industry. Schlosser tells the story of J.R. Simplot, the man behind McDonald’s source for potatoes. He started his own business right out of the eighth grade, after dropping out. He started out small but eventually became one of the riches men in America. He owned then 160 acres of land to start off this business. He sold his potatoes to companies at first all natural. But he soon discovered that if you dry out the food it will keep for longer, more companies then bought from him....   [tags: Nutrition and Fast Food]
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Fast Food and Obesity - In today's society, fast food has become a large part of many American's lives. With the rising numbers of obese people, it is hard not to draw a correlation between the increase in fast food and obesity. Most obese people don’t want to be obese and wish they could lose weight, yet they continue to struggle with their fast food intake and obesity. This is due to the advertising done on the consumers, the highly addictive food itself, and most importantly, how advertising and addiction combine with children to form habits that are kept once they become adults....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Nutrition] 2633 words
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Cancer and Soy Protein - Soy has been greatly exaggerated as the answer to all our problems for years. Soy, in and of itself, is toxic to the human body unless cooked thoroughly and properly. There are several side affects of soy consumption, but the one I will be discussing is cancer. The ‘miracle cure’ for cancer is said to be soy protein and isoflavone supplements. Cancer rates are at an all-time high, and the disease is the second leading cause of mortality in the United States. The idea that soy could save lives sounds amazing but, unfortunately, that is not the case....   [tags: Human Diseases, Nutrition]
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Genetically Modified Food [GMF]. - Everything in our live have two sides: one is good and another one is bad. It is hard to find perfect things. The genetically modified (GM) foods like other things have both sides which are good and bad in the same time. Now, GM foods are a big debate if it is good or bad for people’s health. The GM Foods mean food that produced from organic that had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. Even though GMF are causing damage environment and affecting on original farmers, in general most GMF have some advantages....   [tags: Neutral Disease, Nutrition Issues]
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The Mark of Agriculture - There have been several major revolutions throughout human history. V. Gordon Childe explains them as; The Neolithic Revolution, The Urban Revolution and The Industrial Revolution. (Harris 1994) These revolutions mark monumental periods in human history. The Neolithic revolution took place approximately ten to twelve thousand years ago in an area of the Middle East we call the Fertile Crescent. When agriculture first took hold there they began by cultivating wheat. From there agriculture spread to the surrounding areas and into Asia Minor....   [tags: nutrition, malnutrition, diet, food]
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Teen Obesity - One of the most prevailing problems in a teen’s life is obesity. It affects between 5 and 30 percent of children in the United States which conveys there may be about 12 million teens that suffer from obesity in the United States today. According to a chart called Percentage of Overweight Teens ages 12-19, during the years 1980 to 2000 the number of obese teenagers in the United States has tripled from 5 to 15 percent. Teen obesity is caused as a result of several factors. One dominant factor that leads to teenage obesity is lack of exercise....   [tags: Health and Nutrition] 675 words
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The Mediterranean Diet - Somerset Maugham says that “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day”. I think that to live well anywhere in the world you should eat at least three times a day. Some of you may have thought of a Mediterranean diet, but when I talked about eating, the first thing I thought about is my region’s diet. And if I have to compare those to other diets, I would say that a typical diet from the south of Benin is equivalent to the Mediterranean Diet because although the nutritional values are lower in the Beninois diet, it is cheaper and easier to find than the Mediterranean diet in the southern region of Benin....   [tags: Health, Food, Nutrition]
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Fast Food Obesity - Throughout the years, fast food is becoming more and more of an outlet for many people that are short on change, in a rush but still need to grab a bite to eat, or even who are just too lazy to cook a meal. Fast food is very cheap, yet when we eat it we don’t necessarily realize the price we pay when we are starting to gain weight. Who is to blame. The person that is addicted to fast food, or the fast food restaurants. I agree fast food is cheap, yet delicious. I understand that it may get addicting, I do not believe that it is the restaurants fault for your lack of self-control....   [tags: nutrition, fast food, Mcdonalds]
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Obesity in America - In America 68.5% of adults and 31.8% of children suffer from obesity. Obesity is defined as the excessive amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass (OIA). However, many people don’t know the difference between overweight and obese. The term overweight refers to body weight that is at least 10% over the recommended weight for a certain individual, where obesity refers to body weight that is at least 30% percent over the recommended weight for an individual (OIA). What causes obesity, how obesity affects both children and adults and how can Americans prevent obesity....   [tags: health risk, nutrition, ]
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Eating And Children - "You are what you eat", is a common old adage heard in western culture, which promotes healthy living and eating. It is certainly not uncommon to hear the latter with the latest health and fitness fervor held my many westerners. There is evidence to suggest that primitive humans believed that physical strength and abilitiy could be attained by consuming certain animals. For example, the early Cherokee Indian tribes believed that by eating venison one could inherit the swiftness of the animal....   [tags: Health Nutrition] 1457 words
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Dehydration - Where’s The Water Dehydration 1 Where’s the Water. In schools around the country there are kids who are involved in sports, but lack the amount of fluids your body needs to function properly. The reason why this happens is due to dehydration. People in sports get pushed so hard and hardly ever get the chance to run to the water fountain to get a drink of water. Dehydration causes people to faint, vomit, and produces a fever because of the lack of fluids in their body. A misconception people have these days, is they think they can substitute water with soda....   [tags: Nutrition] 970 words
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Examining the Effectiveness of Starch Blockers On the Digestion of Carbohydrates - Examining the Effectiveness of Starch Blockers On the Digestion of Carbohydrates 1. Introduction Starch Blockers are all the rage in the weight loss industry. Archangel Health Store proudly announces Dr. Marshall’s Phase 'oLean it's Product of the Month (http://aomega.com/ahs/nl010298.htm) One patron claims that she lost 14 pounds in her first week of using starch blockers. Another declares, "Honey, from now on, you'll be seeing less of me." (http://quiles.home.mindspring.com/aahs/sntest.htm) If these claims are accurate, then why is America's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) working to eliminate starch blockers from the market....   [tags: Dieting Health Nutrition Papers]
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We Must Regulate the Advertising of Unhealthy Fast Food - Think back to last year’s Super Bowl. What do we really remember about the event. One might say the game-winning drive, the players excitement, but what most of us remember was the commercials. The hilarious Old Spice commericals, the creative, funny, car commercials, and most importantly the dozens of commercials about food. Ranging from Campbell’s Soup, to Snickers, to Coca Cola, these commercials seem to be shown just for our entertainment; however, although we might not realize it, they do influence our decision making down the road....   [tags: Fast Food Nutrition 2014]
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Childhood Sexual Abuse Impacting the Etiology of Eating Disorders - Childhood Sexual Abuse Impacting the Etiology of Eating Disorders Today's literature estimates that as many as 1 in 3 females and 1 in 7 boys have been the victim of sexual abuse. There are about 2,000 to 3,000 new cases of incest each year in each major city in the United States. It is reported by the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse that in 1993, 2.9 million children were reported to protective services because they were being abused, neglected, or both (Schwartz). 16% of these 2.9 million children had been sexually abused....   [tags: Nutrition Health Psychology Essays]
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Obese Americans and the Return of Lifestyle Nazis - Obese Americans and the Return of Lifestyle Nazis "We are not doing the same kind of things with obesity that we have done with smoking and alcohol as far as the government isconcerned. It's got to be like smoking, a constant drumbeat." That's former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, appearing on CNN, January 11, 2000, calling for the nation's lifestyle Nazis to attack fat people as they attacked smokers. Lifestyle Nazis aren't settling on just obesity, they're targeting meat consumption. Dr. Neal Barnard, president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says, "It's time we looked at holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally responsible....   [tags: Health Nutrition Essays] 911 words
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The Hawaii Diet : Returning to our Roots - The HawaiiDiet : Returning to our Roots In the past forty years, the average American’s weight has skyrocketed. This can be traced to the introduction of fast food into our everyday lives. Fatty cheeseburgers and grease laden French fries have replaced fresh fish and crisp vegetables. Americans have come to value convenience more highly than personal health and consequently we are paying for what we consume. Obesity is becoming an increasingly significant health concern in the United States, nearly to the point of epidemic proportions....   [tags: Nutrition Health Essays]
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Analysing the Nutritional Value of the Atkins Diet - Analysing the Nutritional Value of the Atkins Diet There are many different groups who would contribute to the creation of diet campaigns. Each with their obvious agendas in mind, the primary focus of any organization is making profit on sales. Every organization will try to do anything in their power to sell their product, whether the diet product works or not is a secondary concern. Marketing is everything in business and if a company can get a catchy jingle or a flashy advertisement then they are rewarded with sales and high revenue....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 891 words
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