How Does Healthy Diet Affect Your Diet

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This 25-year-old male in all aspects fails to meet the nutritional guidelines, as he goes over every single one, except for the fibre in which he is severely under eating.

The number of calories a 25-year-old male is meant to have each day is 2749kcals, our guy exceeds this amount by 6.5kcals (which isn’t significant but if he was doing this everyday then it would cause him to put weight on).

Protein is meant to make up 15% of an adult’s overall diet which would mean 412.35g per day. Our guy eats 413.325g so he over eats by 0.975g. Again, this isn’t a high increase but it does all add up, so if everyday was the same he would be overeating by quite a bit.

Protein comes in many different forms but a lot people think protein mainly comes from meat and thus think it’s okay to eat lots of it, however new UK dietary guidelines have stated that you should be eating less than 90g per day of red meat. If you exceed this amount quite regularly you are actually increasing your chances of developing cancer. Red meat also contains fat which many people again seem to forget and eating too much can cause cardiovascular disease (which is not good for your arteries or heart).

The guidelines for fat is 35% (with under 10% for saturated fats) which equates to 962.15g for a 25-year-old male. Our guy eats 964.425g so he over eats by 2.275g. The saturated fats
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Our guy only eats 16.8g so he is under eating fibre by 13.2g. Which is quite a high level, that could again cause a few different diseases/conditions: constipation, hemorrhoids; this causes severe pain, itching and discomfort sitting, diverticulitis; this basically causes small hernias of the digestive tract caused by long-term constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, coronary heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer; which is cancer of the large intestine(Better Health Channel ,

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