The Importance Of Sugar Consumption And Nutrition

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Figure 1: Do you think age affects nutritional dietary requirements? 48
Figure 2: When making food choices you are mostly likely to eat for… 49
Figure 3: Does the following effect your diet? 50
Figure 4: Does the following effect your diet? 51
Figure 5: Sugar Consumption 52
Figure 6: How much sugar do you think you eat in grams per day? 53
Figure 7: What is the daily recommended intake of sugar in females aged 55-65 in Ireland? 54
Figure 8: Daily Sugar Consumption: do you associate the following with sugar consumption? 55
Figure 9: Do you pay attention to the food pyramid and its recommended food intakes? 56
Figure 10: Do you associate sugar with a treat, quick fix or fuel? 57
Figure 11: Do you associate sugar with the meal; breakfast lunch,
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We require energy to function, however the nature of this energy requirement is not widely understood. It is thought that sugar laden foods tend to be energy dense and nutrient deplete (Sugar Industry, 2014). It is suggested that a sensible attitude towards sugar consumption should be applied in an effort to combat this, however the specific understanding of this attitude, is vague and said to be inapplicable to everyday life. How much do we need and how much do we consume? Such issues will be explored in this research investigation. Dietary restrictions have been prescribed by professionals to control sugar consumption levels in an effort to improve health and quality of life (Stanhope, 2012). However with restriction comes restraint and furthers the need for reinforcement of these practices. This investigation will explore if sugar consumption levels in the named demographic, females, between the ages of 50-65 and living in Kildare are adhering to these practices.
1.3 Research aim
The aim of this research study is to investigate the sugar consumption levels in females, between the ages of 50-65, living in Kildare.
1.4 Research objectives
1. To review the literature and to contextualise the issues surrounding sugar and sugar consumption
2. To conduct qualitative research by means of a questionnaire to measure the prevalence of sugar in the daily
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They will act as a comparative analysis. The topic of perception versus reality will be explored. Participants anticipated sugar intake will be collected through the use of the questionnaire. The actual intake will be collected from the food and beverage diary which will be inputted into the nutritional analysis software programme, Nutritics (2015) which will calculate the numerical data. These methods of qualitative analysis will be compared to existing data of quantitative analysis, creating a fuller and more substantial

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