In addition, due to vitamin B12’s regulation of blood cell production, a decreas... ... middle of paper ... ...s incorrect. People on this diet often do not obtain enough of the essential vitamins and minerals that they need in order to maintain healthy bodies. Because of this, they run the risk of developing serious illnesses such as anemia. People on the Ornish diet also will not enjoy the possible benefits other nutrients such as the omega-3 fatty acids. Dieters who take in such large amounts of carbohydrates also increase their risk of developing cancers due to the elevated insulin responses their bodies put up to digest the food that they eat.
To transport oxygen throughout the body, we rely on our red blood cell’s hemoglobin, an iron rich protein that carries oxygen. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when there is not enough iron in circulation to produce hemoglobin, therefore, resulting in decreased red blood cells. Since most of our iron comes from meats, a diet tha... ... middle of paper ... ...s half of our body’s source of vitamin D, vegetarianism is a cause of vitamin D deficiency. In conclusion, while a vegetarian diet can produce positive effects on our health, it is obvious that it is dangerous if it inadequately planned. A strict meatless diet requires vitamin and mineral supplements to attain a healthy balance, especially in times of nutritional need.
It is required that the average women intakes 130 grams of carbohydrates each day, and the average male intakes 150 grams of carbs. This diet limits the intake to less than 30 grams per day. (Thrifty Living, 2014) When very little carbohydrates are consumed, the body responds by burning muscle tissue for the glycogen, or stored glucose it contains. The body also reduces the amount of blood sugar and insulin. When the glycogen stores start to run out, the body has nothing left to use as an energy source, thus resorting to burning fat.
The American diet is high in calories and low in nutrients. The lack of nutrition in diets is causing major health risks but there are numerous ways to solve this problem. Eating healthy fats in moderation, eliminating sugars and artificial sweeteners, and eating food to fortify your body with the right nutrients and vitamins are some solutions. There is a belief that eating fatty foods is the cause of body fat, and it is consequently bad for you. Even though that is true there are many healthy sources of fat also.
Eating a lot of food than the body can use for energy makes this deposition. (5) The main explanation for this are eating too much or having a diet high in fat and calories and having lack of exercise or activity. Carrie Fredericks in her book “Obesity” he mention some facts about the causes of obesity and he said that people who get 20 to 30 minutes of exercise most days are less likely to be obese(31). So exercise is one of the factors that prevent obesity. Most dietary research suggests that people should limit the amount of fatty foods they consume to less than 30 percent of their daily energy consumption.
Iron deficiency anemia is a secondary result of hemorrhagic anemia’s, as well as resulting from inadequate intakes of iron containing foods and impaired iron absorption (Marieb, Hoehn 642). About 20% of women, 50% of pregnant women, and 3% of men do not have a sufficient amount of iron in their body, making it the most common form of anemia (Medicine Plus).In addition, the blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells, which provide the body energy and a healthy color to the skin. As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Iron is vital for all living organisms, because it is essential for multiple metabolic processes, including oxygen transport, DNA synthesis, and electron transport. Without a sufficient amount of iron, the body cannot produce enough hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen.
Iron is a mineral that is found the in hemoglobin of the Red Blood Cells. It facilitates in the transport of oxygen all over the body. Without this mineral, oxygen cannot be carried to its full capacity. 1 out of 10 women and small children have iron deficiencies. Lacking iron causes lethargy and a weakened immune system.
Cysteine, another sulfur containing amino acid, is synthesized by our body but needs a steady supply of sulfur in order to do. These amino acids are not normally stored in the body and excess amounts are either eliminated through the urine or in the feces or stored in the form of glutathione. Glutathione is one of the most potent antioxidants in the body. It has the ability to neutralize free radicals and to detoxify poisonous compounds. Our body uses up to 750 mg of organic sulfur daily, so we must consume foods containing sulfur everyday to keep our body functioning at its peak performance.
Since both household members now days work, many families find it easier to bring home processed food or fast foods for meals. These types of meals are bad for our diet. Many fast foods contain unsaturated fats, which is a leading cause of Coronary heart disease and diabetes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Obesity can not only cause health problems, but as well mental ones. Obese people may think of themselves as a useless human being because they are too fat and can’t accomplish anything, because of their weight. Though this is incorrect, many people believe this and end up taking their life. In this paper we will describe the causes of obesity and ways to combat the “everlasting epidemic.” What causes obesity is the fact that we as a nation are eating high calorie foods, and combined with poor exercise habits causes an overweight person. For example a regular bottle of coke contains roughly 65g.