Nutrition: Necessary For Health And Growth

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Nutrition: the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combine good nutrition with physical activity, your diet can help you to maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of diseases, and promote your overall health. Nutrition is very important at all stages of life. Eating poorly can have bad effects on you. Most people don’t think about the consequences that food can have on your health. Eating poor/unhealthy has been directly linked with diseases such as, some types of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease (Hanes). “A typical American’s diet is very high in saturated fats, trans fats, sugar, and sodium and is lacking in fruits and vegetables” …show more content…
We also watched Food Inc. and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Jamie Oliver makes it his mission to help make school lunches healthier. In the show he goes to Huntington, West Virginia, the unhealthiest city in American. School lunches are all processed food. In the first episode they make mashed potatoes from a pouch and all they have to do is add water. This show uncovers the unhealthy truth about school lunches. The FDA regulates the food that is served for school lunches and breakfasts. They offer all of the food groups, but what they are offering is all processed foods. Jamie wants to change the lunches and breakfast from all processed foods to healthy foods that do not come out of the freezer. He teaches families how to cook healthy and what the food they are currently eating is doing to their …show more content…
Eating a bunch of saturated fats is one leading factor to diseases. Mostly heart disease, because saturated fats clog your arteries. Many chronic diseases are linked to eating poorly. “Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability” (The Nutrition Source), this is sad because most chronic diseases are preventable by eating a healthier diet. “70% of deaths are due to chronic diseases” (The Nutrition Source). People can reduce their risk for chronic diseases by eating a healthy diet and getting a good amount of exercise. You have the ability to reduce your risk from getting a chronic disease and or dying from a chronic disease. My Plate is a website and I would strongly suggest using because you are able to track what you eat and exercise. I used it in Nutrition Science and when making the account you were asked some questions and they gave you how many calories you are supposed to eat a day and how much of each food group you should eat everyday, which is the same for most people. This website is just very helpful because sometimes you just decide to eat the first thing you see without thinking about the effect on your body, but when you put what you ate that day into my plate you will be able to see if you made good or bad choices. If you make good choices keep up the good work, but if you make bad choices you are more aware of what you should eat and what you

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