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Nutrition - Nutritional Counseling
Home Health & Fitness Nutrition & Supplement
By: Bradley Hammann Email Article
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Most people realize that nutrition is an important facet of their every day lifestyles. These days it is faster and easier to find fast food, to go out, or even heat up packaged meals. Not having to stop a few minutes to eat is certainly less demanding than to make dinner from scratch. For some, on a hot summer day, they prefer to pay out money and get a cold glass of soda, rather than drink a large (healthy and free) glass of water. Many people opt for the convenience and taste quality of their food over nutritional value.

Lack of Proper Nutrients:

Our nation is supercharged and yet incredibly malnourished. You may be wondering how it can happen. How can we be consuming too much and still starve? How can this be likely while most people around us are above weight? It is just what we eat, not how much we eat and the dietary value of what we consume. Frequently, nutritional quality, and what we eat are two very dissimilar things. Do you think your diet is good? What is the nutritional worth of a diet of pre-packaged products, processed foods, refined sugar. Unfortunately, that is what a lot of us do.

Most prepared foods have been stripped of nutritional merit for flavor and and chemicals added for extended storage times. When most are consuming foods that contain very little nutritional value, it is not unexpected that some people feel they are never satisfied. Your body is starving for something to eat due to foods that are not offering the appropriate quality. It is no wonder we gain so much weight, when you see how much a lot eat as their body seeks the in shape nutrients.

In 1976, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the corn syrup, high fructose, as safe for consumption. Since then, corn syrup, high fructose has become a very common additive in processed foods and beverages, counting breads, cereals, cereal bars, meats, yogurts, soups, condiments, soft drinks, ice cream, etc. These foods are a large component of the usual American diet.

The United States has the growth rate of the fastest fast food restaurants in the world! Only the U.S., consumers spent about $ 110 billion of fast food in 2000, which increased from U.S. $ 6 billion in 1970.

On average, more than 56 gallons of soda are consumed for each individual every year. Only 26.1 gallons of bottled water consumed per individual every year.

Alarming Statistics:

The pace of obesity has more than doubled in the United States over the past 20 years. About 60 million adults, or 30% of the adult population is obese. The portion of overweight kids in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with 1 to 3 kids are considered overweight or obese.

The U.S. is ranked 1 in obesity worldwide. According to latest studies, obesity rates are likely to increase until it peaks at approximately 42% of the populace.

Only 25% of adults eat the suggested diet of five or more servings of fruits plus vegetables every day, and even children under comply with this requirement.

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