My Family Diet Analysis

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Knowledge of nutrients in our daily diet can make a big impact on reducing our risks of certain diseases. In regards to chronic diseases, for the most part, my family does not have a large history of chronic diseases. None of my immediate siblings or I have any chronic diseases. My father does not have any chronic diseases but my mother did have melanoma and she is anemic. I only have one uncle and he does not have any diet-related diseases. All of my grandparents have/had hypertension. In addition, my maternal grandma had breast cancer and my paternal grandpa had Type 2 Diabetes and was obese. The risk that I have for developing these diseases can decrease if I maintain a diet that focuses on specific nutrients. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is when there is an abundance …show more content…
These cereals include: my least favorite cereal, Kellogg 's Frosted Mini-Wheats Original; my favorite cereal, Post 's Honey Bunches of Oats with Almond; a cereal I think is healthy, Post 's Grape-Nuts; and two random cereals, Trader Joe 's Just the Clusters Maple Pecan and Kellogg 's Special K Original. Recently the term "healthy" has come under debate as a strict definition is hard to pinpoint. This is due to the fact that it is more subjective and different for individual cases. Therefore, I have investigated the nutrients in these cereals that would be most beneficial and healthiest for me personally which were previously discussed. For this research, I have used the FDA 's definitions of nutrient content claims and the Daily Values for one serving size(U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2013 10.Appendix B). To start off, Grape-Nuts is saturated fat free, within the healthy range of sodium, and it does not have any added sugar. It also is an excellent source of iron, folic acid, and fiber. Honeybunches of Oats with Almonds is saturated fat free and low sodium. In addition, it is an excellent source of iron and folic acid as well as a good source of

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