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Fats and Usage in Baking: Testing and Research - Introduction Margarines, hydrogenated oils and fats, refined vegetable oils, as well as animal fats are widely used fat ingredients for bakery products. The lipid fraction of bakery products undergoes a significant degradation during baking, with an increase in undesirable oxidised substances, that can act acts as catalysts for further oxidative reactions during storage reducing the product shelf life (Caponio, Giarnetti, Paradiso, Summo & Gomes, 2013, pg.82-88). Depending on the type used, fats play various roles in baked products....   [tags: Bakery, Pastries, Fats]
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Fats in the American Diet - Fats in the American Diet There has been a myth in our society for the last few decades about fats. Ever since the USDA created the food pyramid in the early 80’s, the feeling towards fats has been that all types are bad for one’s health and should be consumed at a minimum. However, more recent studies have shown that not all fats are detrimental, and some are necessary in maintaining healthy bodies. Certain types are helpful for reducing the risk of cancer, high cholesterol, and heart disease....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Canada Should Ban All Trans Fats in Restaurants - Canada Should Ban All Trans Fats in Restaurants What did trans fats ever do to you. Honestly, do we need to ban trans fats this instance or should it be kept in our restaurants like it is now. I’m convinced the latter is much better for the community, for friends and family and for everyone else in society. To begin with who is going to tell me what I can’t put in my mouth or what I can’t. I make that decision not anyone else....   [tags: Health, Food, Canada]
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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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Fats Navarro - Fats Navarro Early Background The story begins in Key West, Florida where Theodore "Fats" Navarro was born of mixed Cuban-Black-Chinese parentage on September 24, 1923. His musical training began early with piano lessons at age six, but he did not start taking music seriously until he took up the trumpet at age thirteen. He became good during his high school years. He also played tenor saxophone and played briefly with Walter Johnson's band in Miami. Apparently Fats did not care much for Key West....   [tags: Free Essays] 419 words
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An Investigation into the Effect of Lipase Concentration on the Hydrolysis Of Fats - An Investigation into the Effect of Lipase Concentration on the Hydrolysis Of Fats Using the data loggers a recording of the pH was taken every 5 seconds and for each experiment the data loggers produced graphs of the change in pH. From each of these graphs a gradient was calculated which showed the rate of pH change per second. Firstly I calculated the gradients by choosing the steepest section of the graph and dividing the change in pH of this section by the time. However this method proved to be quite inaccurate giving very varied results, for example in these results the average rate of reaction for the 4% lipase solution (-0.457 pH/min) was lower than the 3%...   [tags: Papers] 1378 words
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A Moment on the Lips, Forever in the Hips: The Dangers of Aspertame and Other Sweeteners - Sweetness is usually correlated with sugar. The problem with sugar, otherwise known as sucrose, is that it has a lot of calories. These calories lead to weight gain if not spent by exercise, but now that humans have the knowledge and technology to create various substances, there are artificial sweeteners that do not have calories at all and taste even sweeter than sucrose. Many Americans avoid sugar-sweetened drinks by drinking beverages filled with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame to avoid weight gain....   [tags: Trans Fats, Diabetes, Caloric Intake]
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Low Income Families Living in Food Deserts - Many of the people living in food deserts are people with low income. These low-income families often turn to the junk food provided at the convenience stores and fast food restaurants because it is all they can afford. Socio-economic status is a defining characteristic of food deserts. Food deserts are most commonly found in areas dominated by minorities and low-income families. Studies show that wealthy areas have about triple the amount of supermarkets as poor urban areas do. In addition to this, predominantly white communities have about 4 times as many grocery stores as predominantly black ones do....   [tags: fats, sugar, southern los Angeles]
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Rage Against the Vending Machine - ... On the other hand, if the focus lies on the decrease in revenue, the study may be deemed a failure. Whether or not the study concluded in success or failure, the results can be used to create a more effective process in the future. The fact that there is a demand for healthier foods in vending machines in the student body shows opens up many doors for further research. Without demand for healthier snacks, implementing nutritious items in vending machines may be a lost cause. Altering the prices of healthy snacks to maintain profitability may be an easier task than changing the opinions of an entire student body....   [tags: Snacks, Schools, Fats, Calories, Health]
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Fast Food Nutrition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - It would not be a surprise that television, internet, and any other kinds of ads of big fast food companies such as McDonalds® or Subway® have successfully advance their ideas of healthy foods in many of Americans. Yet all of these wealthy corporations, along with many other smaller companies, have many ways to sell their products. These methods could be underhanded loaded with jargon. Information of simple knowledge overfilled with confusing and sometimes random information that otherwise will be too insignificant for people to put an effort to learning about....   [tags: Fast Food Nutrition] 1535 words
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Healthy Eating - How does healthy eating affect your life. Many people really pay attention to the food they put in their bodies, until we get sick and need medical attention. I know that many of us love to eat fast food, but it catches up with us in the long run. While eating healthy would stop you from getting sick, and lower the cost of health care, healthy eating can enrich your body and prevent you from getting high doctor bills. How can I eat healthier. Healthy eating means picking all natural foods from the basic food groups; meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables, grains and stop eating too many sweets and fats....   [tags: Health] 881 words
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Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan - Proper nutrition and exercise is the key to maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. A problem that I am suffering from is obesity, and it has been an issue with my family for generations. By following an eating plan designed specifically for me, I will be capable of progressing toward a healthier weight, and hopefully live a longer life. Also included in my personalized eating and exercise plan, is taking steps to stop smoking which will assist me with meeting my goals of losing weight and improving my health....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Fish Oil Is Beneficial For Children And Adults - Fish Oil Is Beneficial For Children And Adults. The thought of consuming large quantities of herring and mackerel monthly, in an attempt to acquire the essential omega-3 fatty acids, repels many people. Knowing this, scientists have successfully extracted the beneficial Omega-3 components. While salmon and tuna steaks may make for tasteful entrees from time to time, eating seafood daily can quickly become unappealing. Fish oil is beneficial for children and adults who suffer from health conditions as well as those that retain good health....   [tags: Health] 838 words
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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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Understanding Health and Nutrition - Nutrition is important to understand because it is a significant contributor to the health and wellness of a human being. Nutrition can determine the weight of a person, the performance of organs and the body’s ability to prevent or accelerate certain diseases. Health and nutrition can be influenced by several factors such as family, friends, peers as well as physical and mental stress. As a young child, the immediate family is the biggest influence on nutrition because they are the first role models and establish the initial habits that the individual will develop....   [tags: Health ]
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Effect of trans fatty acids intake on blood lipid profile - Introduction Transfatty acids (TFA) may be described as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids holding non-coupled carbon-carbon double bonds in the trans form, disrupted by at least one methylene group(1). These trans fatty acids are formed by a process called hydrogenation to produce fats that have the firmness and plasticity desired by food manufacturers and consumers(2). Trans fats are gaining popularity in industrial sector owing to its low cost, potential to increase shelf life of products and contribute suitable features to the food(3)....   [tags: trans fatty acids]
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Obesity: Processed Foods and the Government´s Role - Because the government choices not to closely regulate the food citizens of the United States of America, people are making poor eating decisions, leaving sixty-seven percent of Americans either overweight or obese [2005-2006}. (Is Obesity a Disease?) But what if it wasn’t really obese people’s fault for being overweight, but instead the fault of food companies that provide cheaply priced and processed food that is full of perseverates, trans fats, and salt. Scientist and author of “A Big Fat Crisis”, Debora A....   [tags: Food, Fat, Health]
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Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein - Animals and plants each require their own unique form of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to function. Humans have many chemical compounds found in the body, each classified as different macromolecules. Macromolecules include fats, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleotides. Each performing their own unique function in the human body. Carbohydrates, or carbs, are used to spare the use of protein in the body and use it as energy. Carbs can be found in many foods, such as grains, fruits and milk products....   [tags: Humans, Chemical Compunds, Human Sciences]
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Learning About Your Health: - We live in the generation of the health revolution. Every time you turn around there’s a new gym being built. This year’s biggest “super food” is kale. Salads, smoothies, you name it. There are so many healthy options available to the public, but sometimes it seems that all these healthy choices go ignored. The so-called “obesity epidemic” is not due to what’s in the food. The issue is that we eat too much and exercise too little. In the last decade, there have been numerous reports claiming that one of the leading causes of high cholesterol and coronary heart disease is trans fat, which is made by hydrogenating vegetable oil....   [tags: physical exercise, food, media]
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Feed Your Mood - In the modern day world the main purpose of food seems to be nothing but to satisfy cravings and hunger. Although once one's taste preferences are met, it can result in a pleasurable eating experience. But hunger and thirst are the body's way of sending a message that it needs more energy to burn in order to preform at its best. The energy source that the body receives is significantly important in how the body reacts. Similar to how automotive vehicles don't all use the same gasoline, humans also have to choose the right fuel source....   [tags: food, psychological health, consumption]
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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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How to Live with Type 2 Diabetes - When first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, many are shocked, thinking “Why me?” Many are full of questions usually wanting to know all the answers. How do I treat Type 2 diabetes. Can Type 2 be cured. What happens if my blood sugar is low or even high. or Who can help me. Treating Type 2 diabetes is quite simple, but it is a complete lifestyle change. The contrast of what could happen if the seven essential skills are not developed can cause illnesses and can lead to amputations. Newly diagnosed patients have seven essential skills to be developed in order to manage diabetes: eating healthy, staying active, body monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, reducing risks, and healthy c...   [tags: Disease, Sugar, Exercise]
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Dance Health and Fitness - Introduction Why are proteins so important. What should I eat as a pre-class snack. How can I become more flexible. These are just a few questions I will answer for you as you read on. Being a healthy dancer who makes good decisions is the key to becoming a successful dancer. The state of health you are in will affect your overall performance, so taking care of yourself is vital for a good outcome. Sometimes dancers push themselves too far trying to achieve their goals faster, but if you are patient and work hard, the results will be stunning....   [tags: Health]
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Dance, Health, and Fitness - Introduction Why are proteins so important. What should I eat as a pre-class snack. How can I become more flexible. These are just a few questions I will answer as you read on. Being a healthy dancer who makes good decisions is the key to becoming a successful dancer. The state of health you are in will affect your overall performance, so taking care of yourself is vital for a good outcome. Sometimes dancers push themselves too far trying to meet their goals faster, but if you are patient and work hard, the results will be stunning....   [tags: Health]
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The Benefits of Chocolate - Chocolate There is nothing any better than a good piece of chocolate. Its rich, its creamy, its smooth, and it makes us feel so-o-o-o good for a few moments of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of my favorite sweets. The wonderful creamy milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, or even my personal favorite a silky dark chocolate, the choices are hard. I sat down this weekend to really think about, and compare the differences....   [tags: Nutrition]
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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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Stop the Ridiculous Fast Food Trend - Processed foods are everywhere; they are fast, convenient and cheap, consequently; they come at a cost to our health. Eating processed foods that contain amounts high fructose corn syrup, sodium-containing additives, trans fats (or trans fatty acids), synthetic dyes, and/or preservatives in our diet regularly is unhealthy and may cause many health problems such as; obesity, organ failure, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and tumors. The majority of people that are eating a large amount of fast food on a regular basis may not be aware of what ingredients are actually in the food they are consuming....   [tags: Trans Fat, Carcinogenicity]
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The Use of Artificial Trans Fat - There is currently a controversy surrounding the labeling and use of artificial trans fatty acids in the United States food supply. The root of this debate lies in the health risks associated with these types of fats. Consumption of trans fats has been shown to increase LDL cholesterol levels and decrease HDL cholesterol levels, putting consumers at risk for developing heart disease and other chronic conditions [1]. Recommendations to limit trans fat intake have been published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Federal Government....   [tags: fatty acids, health risks]
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The Structural Differences of Atkins and South Beach Diets - The Structural Differences of Atkins and South Beach Diets The Atkins Diet and the South Beach Diet are both regimens that promote weight loss by increasing the intake of proteins while reducing the consumption of carbohydrates. While often grouped together under the “low-carb fad diet” label, these two diets are comparable in design, but contrasting in detail, in particular during phase one. At first glance, these diets appear to be structured alike. Both diets begin with an induction phase that lasts for at least two weeks in which every meal consists of protein rich foods (such as eggs for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch, and steak for dinner), a lot of vegetables and salads, and...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Comparing and Contrasting the Atkins and South Beach - Comparing and Contrasting the Atkins and South Beach Diets The weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar machine, perpetually fueled by not only new information, but also data that have remained true for decades. Although it is unsurprising that the human body will lose weight when it expends more calories than it consumes, new findings lead to several alternative diets and weight loss methods that gain much more popularity than the basic concept of eating less and exercising more. For several decades, the Mayo Clinic diet, which was never actually invented or been approved by the true Mayo Clinic, has been used by dieters as a way to quickly lose body fat....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Link Between Heart Disease and Cancer - The Link Between Heart Disease and Cancer Recently, on a visit to my mothers' house, I pulled out my parents' wedding album. As I flipped through the pages of the wedding album, it was exciting to see pictures of my parents and our family members. Everyone seemed to be joyous except my grandmothers. They both had sad and angry expressions on their faces as their children made their vows to each other. I, too, was saddened as I noticed my paternal grandmother's figure because one of her breasts was wider, flatter and higher than her other breast....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1319 words
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Analyzing Fruit and Vegetable Juices - Fruits and vegetables are important components of our diet. We take fruits in raw state or in the form of juices, while vegetables are taken in the cooked form or sometimes as juices. Fruits and vegetables provide us carbohydrates, proteins and various other important organic compounds. The juices are rich sources of minerals, vitamins and many micronutrients (calcium, iron etc.) essential for us. For example, iron deficiency in humans causes anaemia and anaemic persons are advised to take leafy vegetables e.g....   [tags: Papers] 2113 words
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Diabetes Mellitus Type Two - ... Diabetes has taken the nation by storm and the southern region of the United States has been hit the hardest. In fact, according to the Americas Health Ranking website “West Virginia has the highest rate of diabetes in 2013” and many factors that cause the development of the disease. The obesity percentage in the state has increased from around thirty-two to thirty-eight percent in which 490,000 people were obese (Americas Health Rankings). West Virginia’s high rate of diabetes mellitus type two is due to unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyles, and tobacco use in which some residents have endured....   [tags: glucose, pancreas, health] 638 words
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Lipids and their Importance - ... Phospholipid are the predominant lipids of cell membrane. Phospholipids aggregate or self-assemble when mixed with water, but in a different manner than the soaps and detergents. Because of the two pendant alkyl chains in phospholipids and the unusual mixed charges in their head groups, micelle formation is unfavorable relative to a bilayer structure. Fatty acids are another type of lipid. The common feature of fatty acids is that they are all esters of moderate to long chain fatty acids. Two polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic and linoleic, are designated "essential" because their absence in the human diet has been associated with health problems, such as scaly skin, stunted growth an...   [tags: Biology, Nutrients] 646 words
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Structure and Function of Lipids in Plants and Animals - Structure and Function of Lipids in Plants and Animals Lipids are the name given to a mixed group of organic compounds. The elements Hydrogen, Oxygen and Carbon are always found in Lipids. The difference between them and Carbohydrates is that they have a lower proportion of Oxygen in the molecule. Lipids are insoluble in water, but they are soluble in organic solvents, such as ether, acetone, chloroform or benzene. There are several parts in the group of Lipids: o fats and oils, o waxes, o phospholipids, o steroids (like cholesterol, oestrogen and testosterone), and some other related compounds....   [tags: Papers] 1285 words
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The Function of Lips and Their Biological Significance - The Function of Lips and Their Biological Significance Lipids are biological molecules and are insoluble in aqueous solutions but are soluble in organic solvents. Specific lipids have a physiological importance to humans; they have three major functions; serving as structural components of biological membranes, act as vitamins and hormones, provide energy storage (triaculglycerols). Lipids are made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Lipids can exist as fats, oils and waxes....   [tags: Papers] 821 words
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A Moment on the Lips, Forever in the Hips - Sweetness is usually correlated with sugar. And although sugars have that distinctive, enjoyable taste, there are other molecular combinations that are as sweet and thoroughly pleasant. The problem with sugar, the most common being sucrose, is that it has a lot of calories. These calories lead to weight gain if not spent by exercise, but now that humans have the knowledge and technology to create various substances, there are artificial sweeteners that do not even have calories and taste sweeter than sucrose as well....   [tags: Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners]
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Go Vegan: A Diet Full of Plant-based Foods - According to vegansociety.com, “ Veganism represents a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, other animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, other animals and the environment.“ People that follow this way of living are called vegans. The vegan diet is more a lifestyle choice and a philosophy than just a diet....   [tags: animal free-alternatives, philosophy, lifestyle]
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Comparing and Contrasting the Atkins and South Beach Diets - Comparing and Contrasting the Atkins and South Beach Diets The Atkins and South Beach diets appear to be the same, but they do have their differences. They both suggest that limiting carbohydrates in ones. meals is a successful way to lose weight. Each diet also consists of a series of phases where carb intake can gradually increase. Although these correlations between the two diets make them difficult to be distinguished, they are in fact quite dissimilar. Whereas the Atkins diet allows consumption of all fats and hardly any carbs, the South Beach diet permits certain carbs and does not allow just any fat product....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 969 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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Misleading Food Labels - More and More people are becoming concerned about what they eat, especially if they consume food products that are manufactured in food industries. However, it is hard to know what exactly you are consuming if food industries provide false nutrition content and mislead consumers by placing false advertisements on the packaging. When a company produces a product that contains misleading label, consumers are not receiving complete information about the food they are eating which could lead to health issues including allergies and problems with diabetes....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Links Between Diet and Coronary Heart Disease - The Links Between Diet and Coronary Heart Disease Coronary heart disease is a disease of the arteries that causes damage to, or malfunction of, the heart. It is the biggest killer in Britain and is also the most expensive illness in the country. When atherosclerosis - the accumulation of fatty material, calcium and plaque (which is like a firm shell with a soft inner core containing cholesterol and as blood hits it, the plaque may crack open and expose its inner cholesterol core, which promotes blood clotting) in artery walls - occurs in the lining of the coronary arteries they become narrow, restricting the flow of blood....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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A Balanced Diet - A Balanced Diet This section contains details on what a healthy diet should consist of and why each vitamin and mineral is an essential part of staying healthy. The majority of people in this country eat too much fat and not enough fibre and for most people a healthy diet is simple and easy to do. The move towards a healthy diet may just mean eating more fruit, vegetables, bread, cereals, potatoes, and pasta. People in the UK have a 1 in 3 chance of developing cancer at some time in their lives, eating a healthy diet, which includes 5 portions of different fruit and vegetables a day can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, or cancer....   [tags: Papers] 831 words
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Strategies for Improving Life - Strategies for Improving Life Everyone can benefit from the effects of living healthy; it takes effort, dedication, and time. Eating right helps people control their weight, and reduces the risk of many health problems. Increased strength and energy gained with regular exercise; help people accomplish their goals. The most important aspect in improving people’s lives is positive thinking. A person can do almost anything if he/she believes they can. The three most important factors for improving life is applying and understanding healthy eating habits, regular exercise programs, and positive thinking strategies....   [tags: Health, Living Healthy, Eating Right] 2427 words
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Overview Coronary Artery Disease - Coronary Artery Disease which is also known as heart disease and cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death around the world. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, deaths from heart disease occur every 7 minutes (2014). First of all, it is important to know what this disease is. Heart disease develops when blood pressure increases due to the lack of oxygenated blood being supplied to the heart causing the heart to work much harder then what is considered healthy. This can occur from various controversies but the main cause is the blockage of an artery which ultimately leads to it narrowing explained by Douglas Wetherill (2000)....   [tags: Heart Health, Medicine]
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Trans-Fat: What Exactly is it, and Why is it so Dangerous? - Trans-Fat: What Exactly is it, and Why is it so Dangerous. More Americans than ever before have shown concern over their cholesterol level, joined an exercise facility, or been caught in the grocery store examining the label on a food product. If all this is true, then why do we hear on the news and read in magazines that Americans are heavier than ever before. A few years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring that food companies label products with the percentage of the daily value of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, sodium, and certain vitamins as well as the standard amount per serving in grams....   [tags: Food Labeling Health Essays]
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Sports, Athletes, and Nutirion - Athletic Fuel - Pure Athletic Fuel       An athlete's diet must include foods particularly suited for the athlete's sport. This has been an area of great study in recent years. Researchers are creating diets that provide athletes with the foods that contain high levels of the nutrients needed for each particular sport. For an athlete to have proper nutrition in sports, one must have knowledge of the six classes of nutrients and the four basic food groups. The six classes of nutrients are water, vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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The Importance of The Food Guide Pyramid - The Importance of The Food Guide Pyramid The food guide pyramid plays an important role in the health education of the majority of people in the United States. It is meant to guide the general healthy public in how to eat healthy to stay healthy. It includes a wide variety of foods to provide a healthy range of nutrients that are needed daily. The food guide pyramid is an excellent way to educate the public on how to eat healthy. The new food guide pyramid also includes exercise. This is a way to universally educate people....   [tags: Health Nutrition Food Pyramid Essays]
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Atkins and South Beach Diet Approaches - Atkins and South Beach Diet Approaches The Atkins and the South Beach diets offer different approaches to reducing insulin response levels. Both diets emphasize low carbohydrate consumption in order to avoid a high insulin response, which is thought to increase cholestrol levels and inhibit the body's ability to break down fats. Instead, the Atkins and South Beach diets attempt to achieve a lower and theoretically healthier insulin response by restricting carbohydrate consumption in different manners....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1169 words
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