Health Final

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Nutrition is the study of what people eat and eating habits. Nutrition is very important to a person’s daily life. Being healthy is very important. To be healthy, a person must eat a balanced amount of the variety of foods in the food groups. There are 5 food groups: Grains, Vegetables, Fruit, Dairy, and Proteins. The Grains food group consists of any food made from wheat, rice, oats, barley, or another cereal grain. Any food made up of these cereal grains is called a grain product. There are 2 types of grains: whole and refined. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel. Reduced grains have been milled, and have no bran and germ. The Vegetables food group consists of any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice. Vegetables can be eaten in many ways. They can be raw, cooked, fresh, frozen, canned, or dried. There are 5 vegetable subgroups: Dark Green Vegetables, Red and Orange, Starchy, Beans and Peas, and Other Vegetables. Dark Green Vegetables are broccoli, kale, and collard greens. Red and Orange Vegetables are squash, carrots, pumpkin, and red pepper. Starchy Vegetables are corn, green peas, plantains, lima beans, and potatoes. Beans and Peas are black beans, pinto beans, and garbanzo. Other vegetables are asparagus, artichoke, and okra. The Fruit food group consists of any fruit or 100% fruit juice. The Dairy food group consists of all fluid milk products and many foods made from milk. The Proteins food group consists of any food made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds. Having a health diet is very fundamental to a person’s life. Not having a healthy diet can lead to many diseases and fatal illnesses. A healthy diet is a diet that emphasizes all the food groups, st... ... middle of paper ... ...self-esteem. Illegal drug use is the use of a controlled substance without a prescription. Marijuana is a very dangerous illegal drug that can have mind-altering effects, and can lead to risky behavior and death. I learned that marijuana is a very dangerous drug that should not be used because it sometimes has fatal consequences. Learning this about this drug has impacted me because today marijuana is legal in some places, and is being used by many. Marijuana contains more cancer-causing chemicals than tobacco smoke. It can cause damage to the immune system, lung irritation, heart and lung damage, increased risk of lung cancer, changed hormone levels, slow mental reflexes, distorted perception, and trouble thinking and problem solving. In females, it raises testosterone levels. In males, it interferes with sperm production, and lowers levels of testosterone.

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