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Fats or Carbs? - Kay’s compromise is setting her up for troubles. She is doing the acceptable thing by researching the issue however she has missed some finer points. While fats at 9 calories per gram do in fact yield more calories per gram than carbohydrates which are 4 calories per gram and as such do indeed have a greater potential for energy use she is misguided in her thinking and taking an approach where she drops her carbohydrates low and takes in high fat in her diet is perverting the facts. A diet of the energy-dense fats will not be better for her in this event....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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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: Papers] 419 words
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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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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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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% lipase solution (-0.471 pH/min)....   [tags: Papers] 1378 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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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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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: Nutrition]
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 very few carbohydrates....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Investigation to analyse some fruit and vegetable juices for the contents present in them. - 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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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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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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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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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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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]
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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 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: Papers] 403 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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Carbohydrates - Carbohydrates and lipids/fats are a very important part of our lives. They have many similarities and differences among each other, which distinguish them from other macromolecules. Carbohydrates, which include sugar and their polymers, are used by organisms for fuel and building material. They come in many various forms going from simplicity to complexity. The simplest, monosaccharides, compose of single sugars whose parts are arranged around asymmetric carbons. They generally have a molecular formula that is a multiple of CH2O....   [tags: essays research papers] 589 words
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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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Food and Sports - Food and Sports Billions of people around the world enjoy playing or watching sports as a great recreational activity. The object of almost any sport is to be the best at something. To be the best, an athlete must practice and train and consistently perform at the highest level possible. An athlete must push the body to the limit. If an athlete is to gain the best possible results from training and practice, the value of food and well balanced diet is of the utmost importance. Food becomes the main component of the human body....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 960 words
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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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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-restricted carbohydrate dieter were allowed to consume 250 grams per day (the recommended amount suggested by the Food and Drug Administration)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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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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biology - LIPIDS AND NUTRITION Lipids can be defined as molecules, synthesized by biological systems, which have , as a major part of their structure, long aliphatic hydrocarbon chains that may be branched or unbranched, may form carbocyclic rings and may contain unsaturated linkages. Lipids have been matter of health concern in human beings. There are several reasons for it: v High prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and most of the lipid chemists have associated this with high consumption of fat especially saturated fatty acid (SFA) v Obesity v Thus the widespread desire to reduce fat in the diet has given rise to low and reduced fat products....   [tags: essays research papers] 709 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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Lipids - Lipids Lipids are fats, oils and waxes, organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The same three elements are involved in the structure of carbohydrates, but the amount of oxygen in the molecule present is much less than in carbohydrates. Lipids are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents such as acetone and ether. They are relatively small molecules compared to the polysaccharides, but because they are insoluble they tend to join together to form globules....   [tags: Papers] 721 words
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Nutrition and You - Nutrition and You Nutrition is the relationship of foods to the health of the human body . Proper nutrition means that you are receiving enough foods and supplements for the body to function at optimal capacity. It is important to remember that no single nutrient or activity can maintain optimal health and well being, although it has been proven that some nutrients are more important than others. Nutrition plays a critical role in athletic performance, but many active people do not eat a diet that helps them do their best....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Diet Pills - 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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Genetic Disease in the Film Lorenzo's Oil - Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until his life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with the fatal disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy. It's a genetic disease passed on by the mothers, who are carriers of the disorder, to their sons. It is usually diagnosed in the younger stages of life. Also, it can only be diagnosed through a blood test. A chemical defect of Lorenzo's disease was the body had abnormally high levels of fats. The way these chemicals after the body is that they liquefy the brain?s myelin....   [tags: essays research papers] 811 words
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Meat Industry - The meat industry today is not what it was nearly a century ago. While improvements are thought to have been made, an ever changing society has brought upon new problems that have been piled on to the previously existing ones. While these problems are not like those found in The Jungle, they do parallel how by exposing what is going on in the meat industry; new regulations would be the answer to the noted problems. The increased demand for meat has made it a rushed mutated production instead of a means to raise livestock for consumers....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]
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Diabetes Mellitus - Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition that millions of people around the world suffer from. It is related to the insulin hormone, which is secreted by cells in the pancreas, regulates the level of glucose in the bloodstream and supports the body with breaking down the glucose to be used as energy. In someone who has diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or cells don’t respond to the insulin that is produced. There are three main types of diabetes, type 1, type 2, and gestational. I will be discussing type 1 and type 2....   [tags: Medical Research]
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A Low Fat, Heart Healthy Diet - Low Fat Heart Healthy Diet A low fat heart healthy diet is my idea of the best nutritional diet, especially since heart disease is the number one killer among people in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is very prevalent in my family. I lost both, paternal and maternal grandparents to heart disease. My father has severe heart disease, and my mother and brother are both hypertensive and require medication; therefore, I know I’m especially vulnerable to this disease. For many years, I ate whatever I wanted without regard to the nutritional value of the garbage I was putting in my mouth....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Lunch Lady Blues - In recent years America’s health and economy have become a hot topic of debate in legislative offices. Recent legislation concerning the food served in schools nationwide has undergone changes that have cause widespread debate on the role of the federal government in students’ lives, the possible effects on the industry that supply food to schools and the effects on the schools and students themselves. In some cases the debated changes are welcomed with open arms and are merely formalities, in others the changes are reasons to lobby congress to convince them that pizza is counted as a vegetable because it has tomato paste....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Comparing Atkins Diet and Weight Watchers - Comparing Atkins Diet and Weight Watchers Atkins and Weight Watchers are two diets that promise weight loss. The weight will drop off if you follow their eating plan, according to each diet. One is low-carbohydrate; the other is low-calorie. They differ in the foods allowed and ultimately the amount of saturated fats consumed. They each have advantages and disadvantages, of which the dieter has to decide which is best for them. The Atkins diet has some advantages and disadvantages....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 661 words
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Structure and Biological Significance of Lipids - Structure and Biological Significance of Lipids Lipids are made up of a wide variety of molecules, but they all contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, with a much higher percentage of carbon and hydrogen molecules than oxygen. There are three kinds of lipids in living organisms: triglycerides, phospholipids and steroids (hormones). Triglycerides are made up of a glycerol molecule, with three fatty acid chains attached by ester linkages. Glycerol is an alcohol containing 3 carbon atoms....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Absorptive and Postabsorptive States - Absorptive and Postabsorptive States The absorptive state is the time during and right after eating a meal. The absorptive state lasts for four hours, during and after each meal. During this state glucose is the most important energy fuel. Amino acids and fats are used to form degraded protein, and small amounts are used to provide ATP. Metabolites are transformed to fat if they are not used for anabolism. Glucose is formed by the conversion of fructose and galactose, which are stored in the liver from the entrance of monosaccharides....   [tags: Biology] 286 words
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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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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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South Beach Diet Fanatics - South Beach Diet Fanatics Experts say many people are dieting because of the government's recent warnings about the U.S. obesity epidemic. About 64 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Yet helping people control their weight is a tricky issue. "It's a balancing act, because on the one hand, clearly we have concerns that more and more teenagers are becoming obese," said David Sarwer, associate professor of psychology and director of education at the Weight and Eating Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Total Health - Nutrition is the science that deals with food and how the body uses it. All living things need food to live. The food supplies energy, which people need to perform certain actions. Food also provides substances that the body needs to build and repair its tissues and to regulate its organs and organ systems. Food provides certain chemical substances needed in order for a person to maintain good health. These chemical substances are called nutrients. Nutrients can perform three important functions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Effect of a Healthy Lifestyle on Aging - The Effect of a Healthy Lifestyle on Aging Lifestyle is an important predictor of 'How well a person ages'. Important factors such as eating right and exercising regularly are major components of a healthy lifestyle that play an important role on how long a person can live. The focus of this research is to explain the relationship between aging and the food you eat, how often you exercise , and your mental state . Finally it will focus on different ways of maintaining a decent lifestyle in order to live longer and happier....   [tags: Papers Diet Health Exercise Old Essays]
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Environment Essay: We Must Live More Efficently and Sustainably - Humans: We’re on the Road to Nowhere In his NPR interview, Mr. Ehrlich eloquently explains that we as humans have “genetic hangovers”: patterns of behavior which are no longer useful, and are sometimes harmful to us, yet are so genetically ingrained that we have trouble changing them. He cites our overt consumption of sugar and fats as an example. We used to value sugars and fats in our diets, because they used to be rare, now that they can be found in abundance, mostly due to our economical and technological advantages, we still value them, but needlessly....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation] 655 words
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The Structure of Lipids and Their Biological Functions - The Structure of Lipids and Their Biological Functions Fats and Oils are substances made up of glycerol and fatty acids and the only difference between fats and oils is that fats are solid at room temperature where as oils are not. They both contain atoms of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen but less oxygen than in a carbohydrate. The formula for glycerol is C3H8 O3 and the arrangements of the atoms are shown in the following diagram: The formula for a fatty acid is much more complex as they vary in size depending on the lipid it is to be part of....   [tags: Papers] 485 words
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