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Why the food is good for the healthwhat kinds of food we should eat

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apetepete | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 9, 2010 at 2:06 AM via web

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Why the food is good for the health

what kinds of food we should eat

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 9, 2010 at 2:33 AM (Answer #1)

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There is some amount of debate on this subject, but most scientists agree that people should eat only limited amounts of meat and fat and sugar.  Instead, people should eat more of vegetables, fruits, and legumes.

By eating a diet with less fat and sugar, people can reduce their risk of various health problems.  The most important of these are heart disease and diabetes.  High blood pressure is also connected to bad eating habits and to obesity.

By eating more of the healthy foods, people can also reduce their weight.  Being overweight is a very big problem, especially in the United States.

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted February 9, 2010 at 3:21 AM (Answer #2)

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The best kinds of food to eat are those that are low in fat and sugar content. We do need fat and sugar in our diets to stay healthy, they just need to be eaten in moderation. Foods high in fat and sugar can lead to numerous health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and dental problems. On the other side of the spectrum, other health issues can arise due to poor health such as depression.

As a general rule, it is good to stick to the food pyramid. Vegetables are good for our bodies because they are high in vitamins and minerals. They help us stay healthy and fight off infection. Lean meats like chicken and fish are also very healthy for our bodies and have a lot helpful benefits.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted January 6, 2012 at 8:16 AM (Answer #3)

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This summer I got to savor the fruits of a garden my daughters planted at our home. We ate zucchini, snap peas, and salad greens that not only tasted delicious but also gave us peace of mind: we knew our food had been grown without pesticides or other chemicals that endanger human health. Too often Americans lack that reassurance. We eat three times a day but rarely know the conditions in which our food is produced. Consider this: for more than 30 years, the Food and Drug Administration has known that using antibiotics in animal feed poses a risk to human health but has done little to eliminate this danger. Currently, nearly 70 percent of all antibiotics used in the United States are administered to healthy farm animals to speed their growth and prevent infections caused by their unsanitary living conditions. Animals receive subtherapeutic doses that are too low to treat disease but high enough to allow bacteria to become resistant to these drugs. Those resistant bacteria can spread to humans and lead to superbugs that are difficult or impossible to cure. In May, after years of failure by the government to follow its own recommendations, NRDC filed a lawsuit against the FDA to prompt the agency to withdraw approval for non-therapeutic uses of antibiotics in animal feed. Many nations, including those in the European Union, have stopped routinely administering antibiotics to healthy livestock. But political pressure here has handcuffed such efforts.

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