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The Mediterranean Diet - Somerset Maugham said that “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day”. “To live anywhere in the world you should eat at least three times a day” is probably close to the truth as well. What people eat and drink in countries close to the Mediterranean Sea is called the Mediterranean Diet. To compare this Mediterranean Diet to a typical Diet from the south of Benin, it would be correct to say that the Benin Diet 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, mediterranean diet]
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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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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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The American Diet - The state of the American Health in the U.S has become an increasing concern of many Americans. An article entitled “11 Facts about American Eating Habits,” addresses the state of food in the U.S by stating, “Healthiness of the food we eat decreases by 1.7 percent for every hour that passes in the day.” Experts and scientists in the U.S has raised questions about regarding the different ways food is now being produced. While individuals are usually not aware of the ingredients that food contains, many people continue to have unhealthy eating habits....   [tags: Eating Habits, Health, Diet]
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South Beach Diet - History of South Beach Diet The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed a diet to prevent heart disease for his cardiac and diabetes patients. According to the South Beach Diet website, Agatstaion knew that a low-fat diet would reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease, but patients had a hard time sticking to the diet. Agatson wanted to find out the reason why his patients had a hard time sticking to the low-fat diet....   [tags: Health, Diet] 1531 words
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The American Diet - "We have the best raw materials in the world, both quantitatively and qualitatively, but most of them are ruined in the process of preparing them for the table." stated H.L. Mencken in reference to America and our usage of food (Mitzewich). Food is a necessity for life and survival, however, with the structure of the American diet, the food we eat is assisting us into our [early] graves. Americans are highly unaware of what they are stuffing down their throats and even less unaware of the generational effects....   [tags: American Diet, Processed Food, Fast Food Indusrty]
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Description of Birth of Our Modern Diet - For some, it might be hard to imagine how the Paleolithic diet was able to thrive millions of years ago in comparison to our diet of processed foods today. Our modern diet was created in response to changes in the biological trends over time as well as the innovations in culture. We can examine these changes by studying the human evolution through a biological perspective, while observing the changes in culture through an archaeological perspective. Often we can look at the evolution of humans and their trends to answer questions about living humans today....   [tags: diet, nutrition, healthy food] 535 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Bulletproof/Paleo to an Omnivore’s Diet - Recently my brother started a modified Paleo diet. The Paleolithic diet claims to be based on the eating habits of Paleolithic humans during the Paleolithic era. For his own nutritional needs he has chosen to combine the Paleo diet and parts of the bulletproof diet created by Dr. David Perlmutter. He has been talking about how great his diet is and that he’s never felt better. My older sister Mar-y-sol argues that while the Paleo diet has some good ideas such as reducing the amount of processed wheat we consume (because the modern diet has far too much processed wheat) it is an out of balance diet and that it goes to the extreme....   [tags: healthy diet, nutrition, paleo diet] 767 words
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Homemade Raw Diet for Pets - There is an abundance of facts and opinions buzzing around the internet about the health benefits of a homemade raw diet for pets versus feeding dry kibble. It is implied that many studies have been done for dry kibble and canned food, but a lack thereof when it comes to studies for homemade and raw diets. However, homemade and raw diets are becoming more popular today because of the fact people are becoming more aware of the dangers that commercial pet food can bring upon their pets. Low quality commercial pet food can lead to health problems, yet an improperly balanced homemade diet can be just as detrimental....   [tags: canned food, dry kibble, animal diet]
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Nutrition Analysis of my Diet Journal - In my Diet Journal, I recorded all the food I ate over the weekend with the best accuracy I could attempt to do. But one of the factors that made my food diary inaccurate was that I couldn’t find every detail and percentage of fat, carbohydrates, and proteins in everything I ate. Also, all of the amounts and servings were approximations, not exact amounts. I was able to record everything I ate, but accuracy may have been affected by estimations and sources. The calorie intake I had over the three day period ranged from 1900-2500 calories....   [tags: Nutrition, diet, journals,] 524 words
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The Zone Diet Versus the Atkins Diet - The Zone and Atkins diets aim to achieve lower levels of insulin in the bloodstream. The Zone diet reduces carbohydrates by structuring calorie intake to a 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein, 30% fat ratio. The ratio decreases the amount of carbohydrates consumed, inturn lowering overall insulin levels. The Atkins diet also lowers insulin levels by lowering the quantity of carbohydrates ingested. This four phase diet begins with extreme limitation and gradually allows small amounts of carbohydrates....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 911 words
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Popular Diet Plans - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2013), in 2009-2010, 69.2% of Americans over the age of twenty were considered to be overweight or obese. That is a staggering number, but there are an abundance of diet plans on the market today to help lower that percentage. Some of the most popular diet plans are Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and My Fitness Pal. The problem lies in deciding which plan is the right one, and the only way to make that decision is by weighing each of the plans many pros and cons against the others....   [tags: obesity, diet, Weight Watchers, fitness]
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The Atkins Diet: A True Diet Revolution -      In a society where ones’ pants size measures their self worth, it is no wonder why fad diets, have taken over in the struggle to lose weight. Over the past few decades, Hollywood has painted an unattainable image of the perfect body. Although many celebrities' physical appearance may appear healthy, the measures taken to obtain their body shape can cause numerous health risks. It seems as though, every time people turn on their television, or flip through a magazine, there is a new diet claiming to “melt away” the pounds....   [tags: Low Carb Diet Program and Weight Loss Plan]
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The Unsearchable Quest to Find a Diet That Is Just Right - Food plays a different role for all different types of human beings. Everyone's metabolism is different. This is the underlying reason behind why there is no specific diet that works best for everyone. As a result, our only hope as humans is to define the proper diet for ourselves as our own diet. It is a lifelong learning process, as it can only be accomplished through experience, by trial and error. For example, many people work best through a low fat diet. Other people work best through a diet high in fat....   [tags: food, metabolism, diet]
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The Importance of Diet and Nutrition - The Importance of Diet and Nutrition A child's diet and nutrition is a growing concern. Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world, and often times parents struggle just to get their children to eat. Most parents assume that as long as their children eat something, it is fine to let them eat what they want. The wrong approach to food can give children mixed messages about proper nutrition and lead to serious problems later. Parents are solely responsible for children's poor eating habits....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Proper Nutrition and the Atkins Diet - Introduction Nutrition plays a very important role in our lives, it could help to extend or decrease our life span as well as define our degree of livelihood as we progress into old age. With our potential to live longer than ever before comes the urgent need to monitor and adjust the amounts, the types of food and supplements that we ingest into our bodies. Proper nutrition in our early years will not only lead to a learned commitment but will also lead to a lifetime habit toward a healthy extended life....   [tags: Health, Atkins Diet Essays]
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Safety and Effectiveness of the Atkins Diet -         Whenever someone is deciding on what diet to go on, they consider whether it will keep the weight off in the end and what the pros and cons are compared to other diets. Atkins has been a growing trend in weight lost ever since Dr. Atkins came out with his best selling book Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution. Through the examination of three different studies, researchers were able to determine whether the Atkins diet will keep weight off compared to calorie and fat reduced diets, as well as how this diet works....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1310 words
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The Benefits of the Atkins Diet - The Benefits of the Atkins Diet The Atkins diet has been attacked in recent years and been accused of being a fad diet that does not successfully cause weight loss and is the causes of health problems. The most criticized area of the Atkins diet is the seemingly unlimited amount of fat and meat that is allowed within the diet. This unconventional method of weight loss is the center of the animosity towards the Atkins diet. Though this diet may not be the best method of weight loss for all dieters, it is beneficial and extremely efficient for others....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 841 words
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Harmful Effects of the Ornish Diet - Harmful Effects of the Ornish Diet The Ornish diet, a meal plan that emphasizes the consumption of carbohydrates over fats, is an unsafe plan despite its claims to being a safe and effective way to prevent heart disease1 – a claim only a balanced diet can make. Because the Ornish diet cuts out a large number of foods from a person’s meal, many beneficial nutrients are missing that would normally be in a balanced diet. In addition, recent studies have found that diets containing a larger than recommended amount of carbohydrates may actually increase a person’s chances of developing intestinal and breast cancers2....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 992 words
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The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet - The Advantages of a Vegetarian Diet Having a healthy dietary method can reduce the chances of receiving many health diseases. These health diseases include obesity, heart disease, and cancer. By consuming certain foods and nutrients in one’s diet the risk factors for these health diseases can be reduced. A healthy dietary method that is beneficial to reducing and/or improving these health diseases is the vegetarian diet. The vegetarian diet follows a dietary pattern that is characterized by the consumption of plant-like foods and the avoidance of flesh foods (meat, poultry, and fish)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 899 words
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Negative Effects of the Atkins Diet - Negative Effects of the Atkins Diet Countless Americans have been purchasing products about the Atkins Diet without being aware of its side effects. Common arguments about the Atkins diet is it greatly affects a persons health, one major disease that the Atkins diet has been blamed of is heart disease as well as heart attacks. Organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Dietetic Association have been criticizing the Atkins Diet on its unhealthy way of losing weight....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Controversy Over the Atkins Diet - Controversy Over the Atkins Diet After much research on the Atkins diet, I have come to the conclusion that, although the Atkins diet has its positive aspects, there are far more negative aspects to this diet. The Atkins diet stresses that people reduce their carbohydrate consumption and increase protein and fat consumption, which in turn can potentially lead to many physical problems for people following this diet. Some people are not fully aware of all the potential risks that come a long with following a diet such as the Atkins diet, such as problems stemming from the production of ketones....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1156 words
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The Importance of a Calcium Rich Diet - The Importance of a Calcium Rich Diet      Calcium is essential to normal functioning in a healthy individual; this only leaves the question of where to get it. There are many sources available to meet daily requirements, two of which are dairy products and supplemental vitamins. Both of these options have qualities that make them appealing, so choosing might be difficult or even come to a middle ground. Some of the considerations to be made are: what calcium is, the types of calcium in each source, how much should be ingested daily, the body’s ability to absorb and tolerate calcium from the chosen source, and the interactions that might occur with other medicines and required daily nutri...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1309 words
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How the Atkins Diet Works - How the Atkins Diet Works         Dr. Atkins has been at the center of the recent controversy over how to cure America’s obesity problem. America’s desire for a quick fix has caused the introduction of fad diets that claim to work quickly. The Atkins Diet has been deemed one of these fads because of its radical ideas and its straying from the norm of low fat diets. Dr Atkins encourages consumption of foods high in protein and fat while minimizing intake of foods that are high in simple carbohydrates including sugars and breads....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 417 words
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Attkins: Hoax or Legitimate Diet? - Attkins: Hoax or Legitimate Diet?    I will confess I had dismissed Atkins as a total hoax, especially when my mom’s fifty-three-year-old friend developed serious osteoporosis, after a few years on the diet. Now, having researched the Atkins diet, I've learned there is a lot that's positive about Atkins' approach. Still, I'm convinced there are better ways to get the benefits of Atkins without its downsides. As you're undoubtedly aware, Dr. Atkins' basic premise is that we've all been eating too many carbohydrates, especially refined white flour and sugar....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 872 words
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Understanding the Atkins Diet - Understanding the Atkins Diet                The Atkins diet is strictly regimented with a carbohydrate controlled and protein abundant regime. It is because of the promotion of protein consumption that the Atkins diet represents significant health risks. The diet requires strict adherence to a protein rich plan in order to achieve the desired results. The potential health problems resulting from this diet could be seveer simply because too much protein raises saturated fat levels. Such levels can lead to heart disease, osteoporosis, or kidney disease....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 996 words
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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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The Carb-Cutting Atkins Diet - The Carb-Cutting Atkins Diet America is getting fatter. Recent statistics have shown large leaps in percentage the overweight in our country. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, companies and nutritionists around the country work at a fanatical pace to develop new techniques which they claim can help prevent the emergence of an overweight America. Often, these techniques include diets – ranging from the highly sensible to the highly controversial. One such meal plan, which has recently been in the center stage of the media, is the carb-cutting Atkins Diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 972 words
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Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise can Improve your Physical Fitness - A fit, healthy lifestyle can improve your quality of life. In addition to looking and feeling better, getting fit can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent injuries, boost your mental wellness, and reduce your risk of serious diseases, such as osteoporosis, certain cancers, and high blood pressure. In addition to eating healthy, getting fit requires regular exercise. This doesn't have to mean living in the gym and doing hours upon hours of exercise. With some clever scheduling, exercise can become part of your regular routine....   [tags: fit lifestyle, healthy diet, workout]
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Weight Loss and a Well Balanced Diet - Weight Loss and a Well Balanced Diet When choosing a diet, more than just weight loss should be considered. In addition, other health factors should be looked at as well. The Atkins diet, being a low carbohydrate diet, does not take into account factors other than weight loss and puts participating subjects at risk for long and short-term health problems. In contrast, the most healthy and effective way of losing weight is to reduce fat and simple carbohydrate intake. Instead, a healthful diet should consist of complex carbohydrates, and good proteins, to include fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and legumes....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 796 words
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Health Benefits of the South Beach Diet - Health Benefits of the South Beach Diet By promoting only healthy foods and in limited amounts, the South Beach diet proves to be an effective and safe path to weight loss. South Beach permits foods which are high in fiber and low in saturated fat such as whole grain rice, salmon and nuts. The diet does not exclude any particular class of food, fats or carbohydrates for example, but insists that foods high in cholesterol, such as bacon, be avoided. Yet, this is not the only restriction of the diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Good and Bad Aspects of the Atkins Diet - Good and Bad Aspects of the Atkins Diet               The notorious and renowned Atkins diet has Americans and the rest of the world believing that if they simply "eliminate carbs" from their everyday food regimen, they will find the "fountain of fit". This idea among many others has come to be just another one of today's "fad dieting" techniques. The population doesn't seem to know or to even care if the plan will keep them fit for life, or if it will just be a quick fix to a nagging weight problem....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 569 words
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The Atkins Diet: Low-Carb Mania - The Atkins Diet: Low-Carb Mania         Dr. Robert Atkins ignited the dieting world when he introduced the word “low carb mania,” which is now known as the Atkins diet. The diet claims that you can lose weight on a high fat, high protein diet. The program works on four main principles which are to limit the amount of consumption of simple carbohydrates, increase the intake of protein, to exercise on a daily basis, and to maintain proper food consumption. The new diet revolution has stirred up a controversial debate on whether the higher fat, lower carb diet is healthy in the long run for diet consumers....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 441 words
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Dexfenfluramine (REDUX) - The Dark Side of Diet Pills - Dexfenfluramine (REDUX) - The Dark Side of Diet Pills One of the biggest goals Americans today set for themselves is to lose weight. It is a quest which many seek out and never reach. The twentieth century has brought about many changes in the world, but it has also brought about many self image problems. With waif-thin models walking the runway, and anorexic fourteen year olds as our role models it is not a wonder. Many young and older women are feeling threatened to fit this particular image....   [tags: Diet Pills Dexfenfluramine Essays]
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The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets - The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets         The Atkins diet and the USDA recommended low-fat diet seem to be on the opposite sides of the diet spectrum. These two diets have many differences and no apparent similarities, other than the goal of losing weight. These differences include the results of the diets, possible side effects, and the theories behind the diets. The Atkins diet recommends reducing carbohydrate intake in order to lose weight. Conversely, the low-fat diet recommends reducing caloric intake to lose weight; especially the calories from fat....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 908 words
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The Safety and Long-term Effectiveness of the Atkins Diet - Low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins diet, may not be the best choice for weight loss due to long-term ineffectiveness, potentially negative side effects and a lack of long-term research. Ever since the recent popularization of the Atkins diet researchers have been trying to prove Dr. Atkins’ claims and determine whether or not the diet is safe. The current body of research available on dieting supports a diet low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates with an emphasis on calorie reduction....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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South Beach Diet: The Healthy Low Carb Alternative - South Beach Diet: The Healthy Low Carb Alternative The South Beach Diet is a healthy alternative for promoting a healthy heart and lifestyle and for losing weight. Though often referred to as a low carbohydrate diet, South Beach does not endorse eating the unlimited fats and proteins that have become a signature criticism of the low carb diets. Instead, the diet was created with the intention of improving people’s cardiovascular health while also helping them to lose weight. The general concerns voiced about low carbohydrate diets do not apply to the South Beach Diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 880 words
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Comparing the South Beach Diet and Food Pyramid Recommendations - Comparing the South Beach Diet and Food Pyramid Recommendations       Recently, new ideas for diet and weight loss, such as the South Beach low carbohydrate diet, have been replacing the previously chosen ideas, particularly, the Food Pyramid. Both eating patterns recommend consuming larger quantities of some food groups than others, although which groups varies between the diets. The former emphasis on diet and exercise is also beginning to shift with the new diet choices.         In previous years to lose weight a person was told to eat “healthier”, lower caloric intake, and exercise more....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 435 words
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Diet Pills - Every day people are becoming more and more concerned with their health and their appearance. Thanks to scientific research there are many remedies to improve the human body. As far as weight loss there is exercise, diets, pills, and different surgical procedures. Diet pills have become a very popular supplement to assist in weight loss, but with diet pills come many questions; are they safe, do they really work, and mainly if they are a good product or not. In order to know whether or not something a quality product, is to know how it works....   [tags: Diet Health Weight Loss Drugs Essays Papers] 1195 words
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Comparing the Restricted and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet - Comparing the Restricted and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet I compared the physiological, psychological, and physical responses in restricted-carbohydrate diets and non-restricted carbohydrate diets. These comparisons are found in various studies summarized into a comparison article written by Brian D. Butki, Jeffrey Baumstark, and Simon Driver called Effects of a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet on Affective Responses to Acute Exercise Among Physically Active Participants. Throughout the studies compared in the article, subjects who participated as a restricted or low-carbohydrate dieter consumed meals with 20 grams of carbohydrates per day whereas subjects who participated as a non-restr...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1035 words
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Mediterranean Diet vs Ghanaian Diet - This research paper analyses the Ghanaian diet by comparing it to that of the Mediterranean diet in terms of the family or national economics, accessibility to the food and the nutritional value of the diets. Ghana is made up of ten regions and all these regions have distinct cultures and foods that represent them, also, these regions have certain foods that are common to them all. In this research, I am going to explain using three main reasons why the Mediterranean diet is superior to the Ghanaian diet....   [tags: economics, Ghana, nutritional value, food]
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Mediterranean Diet vs Ghanaian Diet - Mediterranean diet has been known to be the healthiest diet in world for the past years. Medical doctors and nutritionist recommend Mediterranean diets to their patients. This perception and attitude has led to the devaluation of other regional foods which upon further investigation may be if not more, equally healthy like the Mediterranean diet. An example of such situation is my regional diet- the Ghanaian diet. This article is therefore to prove that my regional diet is equally nutritious, accessible and even more economical than the Mediterranean diet using Greece as my target in the Mediterranean region....   [tags: compare contrast essays]
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The Macrobiotic Diet - Every year, the number of Americans going on a diet increases. Surveys performed by the federal government demonstrate how prevalent the desire for weight loss is in American society. One federal survey’s findings showed that 44 percent of women and 29 percent of men in America were trying to lose weight on a daily basis (The Science of Slimming ( Cover Story)). Recent figures revealed that 31 percent of Americans fall under the category of being obese, and 64 percent of Americans are overweight (The Science of Slimming ( Cover Story))....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Ketogenic Diet - “Let thy food by thy medicine, and let thy medicine be thy food.” In a time when medical treatment is heavily dominated by prescription drugs that kill over 100,000 people each year, perhaps it is time that we take some advice from Hippocrates, who understood the medicinal power of food. One of the most well-known dietary treatment plans is the ketogenic diet, which has been implemented to treat children and adolescents with intractable Epilepsy for nearly a century. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurring, unprovoked seizures....   [tags: Mitochondrial Infection, Metabolic Stress]
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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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The Western Diet - The Western Diet mainly consists of fried foods, refined grains, sugar, high carbohydrate and fats, and meats (3). It has been hypothesized that having a Western Diet increases one’s chances for developing depression. There has been a great deal of research into why the western diet increase’s one chance of having depression. A common sense reason maybe that the Western Diet consisted of large amounts carbohydrates, fats and sugars which promotes obesity and then causes depression (1). More scientific evidence suggest that having a improper diet like the Western Diet negatively affects peripheral and central dopamine, which are neurotransmitters (chemical which transmit signals across the sy...   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Atkins Diet - “The Atkins Diet,” a high protein, high fat, low-carbohydrate diet was introduced in 1972 by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, MD. Dr. Atkins believed that a diet high in sugar forced the pancreas to produce the hormone insulin, causing the body to store calories as fat. He believed that if we consumed fewer carbohydrates, then our bodies would produce less insulin. By doing so, our bodies would use stored fat for energy, resulting in weight loss. (1) “The Atkins Diet” consists of four phases. The first phase, referred to as the “Induction Phase,” lasts for a period of two weeks....   [tags: Health]
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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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The Atkins Diet - “The Atkins Diet” a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet was introduced in 1972 by Dr. Robert C. Atkins. Dr. Atkins believed that diets high in sugar cause the pancreas to produce the hormone insulin which then causes the body to store calories as fat. He then came up with the idea that if we consume fewer carbohydrates, then our bodies would produce less insulin and start using our stored fat for energy and the outcome would be weight loss. (1) “The Atkins Diet” has four phases....   [tags: Health]
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The American Diet - One of the most unhealthy diets in the world is that of an American. It is made up of processed foods and a good amount of television. America easily has the most fast food restaurants in the entire world. Leave it to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King or any other fast-food restaurant to serve extremely cheap and even unhealthier food at any time during the day or night. ”It tastes good so why not?” That seems to be the question many people are asking now-a-days. Because it is so easily accessible and processed, it is made to be very tasty and extremely unhealthy....   [tags: health, unhealthy diets]
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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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The American Diet - American Food, If You Try It You Need To Diet Every country eats food there is no question there but what makes the U.S. such an obese country that it has a stereotype of being large. The united states is a gold standard for countries all over the world to look up to and it is a center for world trade which makes it a very fast pace country where people do not seem to have time to eat a proper meal. The American diet is very different than those in other countries partially because of portion sizes, and it can be fixed in a way to increase the lifespan and the general health of American citizens....   [tags: United States, Obesity, Epidemic]
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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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Diet and Nutrition - A person eats to gain energy from food that allows our body to perform various functions that allows us to survive. The food that people take in will go through their digestive system that then allows them to harness the energy within food. That energy that is taken from the food is then sent, via the bloodstream, to all of the living cells. These cells then use this energy to perform their daily functions and tasks. We also eat food to help rebuild and repair damaged and old cells. Diets are particular foods that are eaten by a particular person or group....   [tags: lifestyle disease, daily intake, thermoregulation]
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The American Diet - The world’s dietary functionality differs from region to region, but a consensus remains constant; americans have an unfulfilling diet overall. In other countries the have their diet scheduled for three structured meals for each day, whereas americans eat whenever their minds tell them that they are hungry. The problem with the american way is when americans eat, they eat food that is filling to the brain but not to the stomach. Americans are always on the run, therefore there is not sufficient time to prepare a structured meals; instead americans rely on fast food....   [tags: Health, Eating Habits, Lifestyle]
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Health Benefits of the Paleolithic Diet - Although the Paleolithic diet is commonly considered a fad, it is actually an improvement of the common modernized Western diet because it reveals health benefits, such as reduced levels of blood sugar, blood lipids, and blood pressure (Lindeberg 9). These improvements have the potential to reduce the risk of prevailing diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancers (Lindeberg 8). The arrival of agricultural farming and domesticated animals marked the end of the Paleolithic era of diet....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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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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Health Effects of a Vegetarian Diet - Society has recently become increasingly obsessed with health and nutrition, as more and more individuals realize that they can dramatically change their quality of life by adjusting their diet and lifestyle. One such way that people have tried to pursue a healthier lifestyle, is by removing meat and other animal products from their diets, whether they become a strict vegetarian who eats no animal byproducts, or a lacto-ovo vegetarian who still eats eggs and dairy. As with any other lifestyle, research is always being done to see if the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, and so far, the results of vegetarian diets have been encouraging....   [tags: vegetebles, nutrition, cardiovascular health]
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Diet and Weight Loss Trends - Now a days, many teens are trying to lose weight. Some of their attempts to lose weight are often unhealthy. One of the more popular methods of weight loss is dieting, or the regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or weight loss. A large number of teens are resorting to unhealthy weight loss behaviors. According to Neumark-Sztainer, Story, Hannan, Perry and Irving ( 2002), “more than 1/2 of girls and 1/3 of boys engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors for example, fasting, laxatives, skipping meals, or smoking to control appetite”....   [tags: Healthly Living]
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Malnutrition is Caused by an Unbalanced Diet - A balanced diet is when you eat a range of food and drinks from all the different groups but at the same time maintaining and taking care of what you eat. Especially staying away as much as possible from salt, trans fats etc. Malnutrition is caused by an unbalanced diet due to having too much or too little nutrients (PubMedHealth.com). Under nutrition is when the body isn’t given enough calories, due to the person’s diet, and because they don’t utilize the food properly as they should. Over nutrition, is when the person consumes a lot more proteins and calories then they should....   [tags: energy, body mass index]
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The Importance of Micronutrients in the Diet - The human body requires small amounts of nutrients in microgram or milligram quantities in our diet because it cannot synthesize the necessary amounts on its own. These nutrients are considered micronutrients. Micronutrients are a combination of water, vitamins, and minerals. Vitamins are organic compounds that do not provide energy, but are essential to the body in helping “aid in metabolism, as well as the growth, development and maintenance of body tissues” (Byrd-Bredbenner, Moe and Beshgetoor 402)....   [tags: health, nutrition, vitamins, minerals]
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Concerns in the Western Diet - The western diet exists as a way of life for most Americans. The typical western diet is full of chemicals and unknown ingredients. Today it is not viewed as the most beneficial diet for humans to consume. Those who live on the western diet are exploding with health concerns. Some major health problems range from type two diabetes, high cholesterol, to being overweight. These health concerns are growing. Today, foods have many unknown ingredients and just really are not food. Michael Pollan discusses these issues in his book titled In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto....   [tags: Food Products, Food Chemicals]
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Evolution of the Human Diet - The members of the Homo genus possess a combination of unique features that distinguish them from other related species. At the time that each respective species was alive, they were able to walk upright on two legs, use their large brains for the benefit of their species, and could thrive in many geographically and climatically diverse areas of the world. One of the most mysterious quandaries in science is how the lineage of the Homo genus became so different from their primate relatives....   [tags: Human Adaptation, Homo Genus]
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Parents are Responsible for their Children's Diet - Childhood obesity is a complicated topic and is complicated to pinpoint what the exact cause is, some of the major factors that contribute to childhood obesity are lack of exercise in their daily lives, poor nutrition, and eating habits; and lack of education among parents to safely help their children live a healthier life. Childhood obesity poses a serious threat to the health of our nation, children these days have little to none outdoors activities. Lack of physical activity found to be a significant factor in contributing to childhood obesity....   [tags: childhood obesity,physical activity,overweight]
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Fight Obesity With Diet and Exercise - As humans we are available to a mass assortment of foods that help us survive. These foods provide our bodies with nutrients to remain healthy and calories for energy. If we take in more calories than we burn off, the food then gets stored in our bodies as fat. If this happens regularly there is potential of becoming obese. Obesity means having excessive amounts of fat on the body. Obesity is the second leading cause, behind tobacco, of preventable deaths in the United States. More than half of Americans are overweight and almost one third are obese....   [tags: Obesity in America]
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Types of Animals According to Diet - Animals are a living organism that typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli (Animal, n.d.). Animals typically move, in one way or another and to feed on other living organisms (Animal, n.d.). In general, animal can be classified according to the type of food they eat, which is; carnivores, herbivores and omnivores (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). The first type of animal according to the diet is a carnivore. Carnivores’ diets typically span the range of prey species they are able to kill and tend to be nested within one another (Justina, Kent, Robert, & Joel, 2005)....   [tags: carnivores, bears, herbivores, birds]
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What is The Paleo Diet? - Modern science has done great miracles, like returning a man’s sight using one of his teeth, keeping a person alive for days without a heat, 114 days, connecting people paralyze peoples mind with computers to be able to communicate. There have also been advancements in modern medicine such as finding cures and lowering the victims for disease that use to affect people greatly like polio, measles, smallpox and malaria. However along with any advancement there are some downsides, some that are obvious at plain sight, and some that sometimes take a while to be noticed....   [tags: hunters, food, gmo]
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Diet, Health, and Noncommunicable Diseases - The World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states that “Indigenous individuals have an equal right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. States shall take the necessary steps with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of this right”, thus affirming the basic human right to life and health that is guaranteed under international human rights law....   [tags: Health & Nutrition]
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Obsession With Exercise and Diet - Many people seem obsessed with exercise (or diet). When we gain weight, we are irascible "Irritable." and is always hard to, avoid all the negative things and, shameless emotion we have towards ourselves. When we are isolated, we scrutinize "examine closely and critically" about the way we have gained weight on the first place. Immediately, we start observing pictures of how our body used to look before, and star making comparison of how our body look's now. Gaining weight occurs for many reasons, and the process of gained weight works different in each one of us....   [tags: Vanity] 834 words
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Comparing the Atkins Diet and the Zone Diet - Comparing the Atkins Diet and the Zone Diet The Atkins and the Zone Diet both view carbohydrates as one of the key nutrients in attaining a reasonable weight. The Atkins Diet reduces one's intake of carbohydrates to the bare minimum substituting them with high fats and proteins. Insulin levels within the body are maintained at a constant level with these foods. But many skeptics do not believe that the Atkins choice of food is very healthy. The Zone Diet believes in more of a balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins which affects the body as a whole....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1048 words
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The Declining American Diet - In centuries past, America’s diet has turned from small portions and locally grown food to processed meats and high calorie meare easily attainable and affordable. In 1984, 72% of our dinners were home-made. In 2007, just 57% were (Doane). As a nation that is always on the move, Americans tend to look for fast and easy ways to live our day to day lives. The growth in fast food restaurants has taken over our “convenient” country and has trained us to become dependent on cheap and easy food, also known as a lead cause to obesity....   [tags: Healthy Living]
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Diet Pills - Science and technology have revolutionized the lifestyle of man. The modern man is submerged by a world of hectic life. Everything is done very fast due to time constrain which unconsciously affected our health and fitness. On top of that, excessive workloads have reduced our time for exercises and health maintenance. Besides all these modern life’s things, millions of Americans claim that winter is the most common season for people to gain weight as the cold weather discourages outside exercise (Richards 2008)....   [tags: Health, Appetite Control] 1013 words
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Diet Misconceptions - It is a well-known fact that women have always worried about their weight. In fact, they worry about it so much that in a recent poll done by NBC and the Meredith Corporation, it was discovered that women in the United States worry more about weight than they do about cancer (Davies). Fearing fat cells more than mutated cells. It may not be so crazy. The national weight has skyrocketed in recent years, with much of the blame being laid on fast food restaurants and our sedentary lifestyles, but what if there’s a more detrimental contributing factor....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Vegetarian Diet is Healthy and Saves the Planet - Human life and health is based on nutrition, physical activity and the existence of our planet. Without food or enough oxygen the humans can’t survive, they die. As human’s lifestyle, technology and knowledge changed over the last few decades, so did the causes of death. Obesity, which leads to the diseases on top of death reasons, has been growing in America, because of the wrong choice of diet. Meat contains too much fat and unnatural nutrition, which is not healthy for us. The number one factor in the destruction of our most important source of oxygen; the rainforest, is cattle grazing, our call for more and more meat is without regard of our own or the planet’s wellbeing....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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The Role of Red Meat in a Balanced Diet - A recurring theme in professional health literature for many years, the role of red meat in a healthy diet continues to be at the forefront, due in part because of the scientific debate: Is red meat necessary in a balanced diet or is it detrimental to good health. In a Nursing Standard article, “The Role of Red Meat in a Balanced Diet,” Carrie Ruxton claims that a balanced diet that includes small amounts of lean red meat contributes to good health. Ruxton, a free-lance dietician, states that “lean red meat is unlikely to increase the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and colorectal cancer” and that those diseases are due to eating processed meats that are salted or smo...   [tags: Nutrition]
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low carb diet and athlete performance - Low carbohydrate (carb) diets have been used as a weight loss treatment for many years. Recently low carbohydrate diets are being used with athletes as a performance enhancement method by changing training adaptations. This essay will examine the health risks and benefits of a low carb diet, as well as the effects of low carb diets on the endurance athlete in regards to their training and performance. There are many short term benefits of low carb diets. However there are also many long term risks that outweigh the benefits for the general population....   [tags: Fatty Acids, Healthy Cellular Growth]
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The Effects of Specific Diet in Relation to Aging - Introduction Every day people make decisions that impact their lives, varying from minuscule to dynamic effects. It is widely accepted that eating a nutritious diet may prevent, delay, or lessen certain age-related diseases. Many individuals choose to partake in a vegetarian lifestyle in hopes that it would lead to a more healthful and longer life. While a vegetarian lifestyle has proven to be generally safe and beneficial for human health, the question I propose is what the difference, if any, is between a vegetarian and omnivorous lifestyle over the adult human lifespan in relation to aging and body function....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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A Vegetarian Diet One Bite at a Time - Living a life without meat is healthier, kinder to the environment and more humane than a diet with meat. I should know, I was shortening my life span by eating so much meat. I was literally killing myself, one bite at a time. After my diagnoses with high cholesterol I started researching ways to begin a healthier lifestyle. It was then that I found out about the many negative effects farmed animals have on the environment. Sufficed to say, I was ultimately mortified when I read about the cruel and inhumane lives these poor animals live until their death....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay] 671 words
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Diet Industry Fails the American Public - Fast food, prepackaged food products, diet books and diet programs are one of the primary causes of obesity rates in America. They have been around for ages and despite this, as of 2008, about one-third of U.S. adults are obese (NewsRx Health & Science, Abstract). By 2030, almost 90% of adults will be overweight or obese; projections show that 96% non-Hispanic black women and 91% of Mexican-American men will be affected (Anonymous, Abstract). The trends indicate that since about 1960, the overweight (BMI 25 or greater) have stayed in the 30-32% range, while obese (BMI 30 or greater) trends have increased almost three-fold (around 13% increased to about 34%) and morbidly obese (BMI 40 or grea...   [tags: Health/Nutrition]
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The Vital Role of Hay in a Horse's Diet - The quality of hay is extremely important in a horse’s diet. If the quality is bad, a horse stands the chance of getting colic. Therefore, it is important for a buyer to know what to look for to ensure that their horses get what is healthy and good for them. The study into hay and its effects on horses plays a vital role in the equestrian world. Hay plays a vital role in the health of a horse and by identifying what factors in hay contribute to colic can help reduce occurrence of colic in horses....   [tags: hay, horses, colic] 597 words
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