Dietary Programs for Various Types of Lifestyles

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Dietary Programs for Various Types of Lifestyles In this task I will describe and explain the dietary programme for people with different types of illnesses and lifestyles. Introduction The importance of good nutrition is not a new concept, for even Hippocrates who lived 400 B.C said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food". In this day and age, the issue of nutrition has become even more of important subject. At least four of the ten leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes) in the United States are directly related to people’s diet. But while the wrong diet can be deadly, eating right is among the key cornerstones of health. ====================================================================== Of course, food alone isn't the key to a longer and healthier life. Good nutrition should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle, which also includes regular exercise, not smoking or drinking alcohol and not taking other toxic substances. Genes also participate a great deal in a persons risk for certain health problems. Fortunately what a person eats can greatly influence that person’s body. For example, Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) can begin in early childhood, but the process can be stopped and also reversed if a person changes their diet and lifestyle to a healthy one. Osteoporosis (bone thinning) can be slowed one if enough calcium and vitamin D is consumed and regular exercise is performed. These examples are evidence that a balanced diet have great positive effects on the body. To stay healthy a body needs the correct amounts of the three main compo... ... middle of paper ... ...ut 200 g of pasta and a glass of water. The table below shows the amounts of the main nutrients provided in the meal. The table excludes information on pasta source and the glass of orange water. Energy 352.60 kcal Protein 15.17 g Total Carbohydrates 52.69 g Total Fat 9.02 g Salt 0.8 g total daily intake of the main nutrients is shown in the table below. Energy 980.61 kcal Protein 54.58 g Total Carbohydrates 133.69 Total Fat 25.51 Salt 1.6 Comparing daily intake to what he should be eating I can conclude that he the amount of energy, ccarbohydrates and fat he is getting from his meals is not enough. It is obvious looking at the tale that protein and salt levels are fine.
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