Misadvertised as healthy, this diet has led to the deficiency in one or more nutrients at the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) level of 92% of Americans (Hyman). A part of this deficiency can be blamed directly on the food. Over years marked with drastic genetic modification in laboratories, food has ... ... middle of paper ... ...also including fish, eggs, legumes, nuts, and seeds (“More People Trying”). Carbohydrates are key in moderation and should be from healthy sources that fall lower on the Glycemic Index (GI) like fruit (Berman ; Whitney). Due to the atrocities of genetic modification, foods that should be naturally able to supply all the necessary vitamins and minerals are no longer able to and the use of supplements is recommended to make up what has been lost to modern agricultural techniques (Hobson).
Low income plays an important role of limiting most people to buy and eat a healthy diet and in the other hand, it is easy for people budgets to purchase junk foods. So controlling the prices of healthy foods to be suitable for all people make good nutrition available for everyone. Adequate diets mean decreasing the epidemic of those serious diseases, and stopping the spread and break the bad sequences that may happen. Long-term exposure to junk foods that are full with chemicals like additives, preservatives have led to chronic illnesses difficult to treat. Also, the chemical added to junk foods are tasted unique and made millions of people becoming addicted to them and are available everywhere for example in restaurants, cafes, lunchrooms (The Denver Post
When you eat all of the fats and sugars your heart can’t grow properly, therefore it will grow weak and will endanger you. There is no safe risk for your body when it comes to eating junk food. Filling our diets with junk food will lead to weight gain. It takes an extra 3,500 calories in your diet to gain 1 pound of body weight (Coffman). Glamour in his article about junk food satated, “Studies have also shown that over the past four decades, consumption of food eaten away from home has also risen alarmingly.
Food science has led to find cures for diseases such as scurvy. Scurvy is a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, characterized by swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds, which particularly affected poorly nourished sailors until the end of the 18th century. This disease was very common among sailors because in the 18th century they didn’t have refrigerators, so their diets lacked perishable foods while sailing the sea. Today, if you come across this problem you can just eat a vitamin C tablet. This is just one of the many examples food science has promoted a balanced diet by the study of nutrients in our food.
Genetically altered foods can also help diets with vitamin deficiencies that cause many preventable diseases. One of the diseases that can be helped with introduction of vitamin supplements is childhood blindness. An estimate found on goldenrice.org reports that about 250,000 to 500,000 children go permanently blind every year from the lack of vitamin A in their diets. Vitamin A is essential for a plethora of functions including eyesight (Tang). Many rice-consuming populations are especially vulnerable to vitamin A deficiency because regular rice does not contain vitamin A or its precursors and intake of vitamin A-containing meat is low (Tang).
And of course us humans. We have to get our vitamin C through the foods we eat and supplements we take. So what happens when we don’t get enough vitamin C in our diets? Very bad things. You may have remembered the stories taught in school about European explorers during the 14th and 15th centuries who started dying in very large numbers of a
Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a type of hormone that people need in order to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy. In type 1, the beta cells in the pancreas destruct which is how, in most cases, leads to insulin deficiency (Daneman 2006). This type of diabetes is accounted for only about 5-10 percent of the population who are diagnosed with diabetes (Daneman 2006). Type 1 is usually found in children and young adults, however it is triggered through environmental elements such as viruses (Mayo Clinic staff 2015).
Since the body does not make vitamin C, it is important to include it in your daily diet. Vitamin C is also a natural remedy for the common cold. Even if it doesn’t reduce the risk of you getting a cold, if you take vitamin C supplements regularly it might shorten the time you have one or the symptoms are milder. There are many fruits you can eat to get your daily source of vitamin C such as, cantaloupe, citrus fruits, kiwis, mango, papayas, pineapple, and even watermelon. But with all of those fruits, there are vegetables that can al... ... middle of paper ... ... by reusing oxidized L-dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) back into ascorbic acid which can be reused by the body.
People say you are what you eat, so does that make us a genetically modified organism? For the past few years GMOs have replaced our diet with genetically altered foods which has had an affected human health and native species. Being resistant to pesticide and herbicides, the plant’s DNA is split and combined with other DNA through genetic engineering, which is impossible in nature. Eating these genetically altered and processed foods can lead to increased risks of disease, cancer, and even death. Most of the time, we do not even know that we are eating these harmful toxins because they are infused with our foods.
It can also be caused by other virus that cause injury to the liver for example hepatitis A and hepatitis C. Hepatitis A is caused by either not washing your hands before and it can also be caught by eating contaminated food from someone who didn’t wash their hands before preparing food. It is a serious disease that can be really dangerous and it takes very little too help stop the spread of it. Hepatitis is a disease that attacks the liver and it is estimated that around 350 million people worldwide have been infected with the disease and by having so many people infected it causes 620,000 deaths a year worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) there have been around approximately 43,000 people in the U.S with the HBV virus in 2007. In the U.S the people who gets this disease are people who ranged from 25-44 years of age, and it goes to down to the youngest if 15 years of age.