Diet And Disease

Many food items are digested that are very harmful to health and special precaution should be taken at all times when consuming food substances. The most important measure that could be taken to prevent the development of many chronic diseases is the provision of a consistently good individual nutrition. The role of diet as a factor in the development of diseases commonly affecting man today is grossly underestimated.
Unhealthy diet is the cause of many of the diseases plaguing the world today. As surprising as it may appear, the place of diet in health and disease has yet to be accorded its rightful role. The relationship between opens a penetrating analysis of the human diet. Some ...

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in the arteries and gallstones are to a large extent made up of cholesterol (19). When foods high in fat content are eaten, excessive amounts of cholesterol are made in the body. Individuals who have fat concentrated in the waist and abdomen instead of thighs and buttocks are prone to diseases that accompany obesity (Pruitt 121). Some of these diseases are: (in females) cancer of gallbladder, breast, uterus, and ovaries, (in males) cancer of colon, prostate, rectum. 'Saturated' fat is mainly found in animal foods. Other fats in the diet - 'poly-unsaturated' fats - tend to reduce the cholesterol in the body. This type of fat is found in corn oil, sunflower seed oil and soya oil. The use of skimmed/semi skimmed milk is highly recommended by dietitians. Full cream milk contains 4.8 percent fat and skimmed milk contains 0.1 percent fat. Skimmed and semi- skimmed milk have all the calcium and protein of full-fat milk. Fat is loaded with calories, which, if over-consumed can ...

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sugar is not ‘needed’ there is no need to ago to the other extreme and use too much salt.
Salt is the number one cause for hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, which results in heart disease and strokes. Medical evidence over the past thirty years has established a connection between salt and hypertension (high blood pressure). Most people over the age of forty years would be healthier if their blood pressure was a bit lower.
On an average many people consume two whole teaspoonfuls of salt a day. That's far too much. Three quarters of this is added during the food processing and preparation. The rest comes from the salt shaker. Two teaspoons of salt is ...

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