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A Healthy Diet • A healthy diet should contain grain, vegetables, fruits, milk, and meat & beans. • The recommended calorie intake for females is 1,940 and 2,550 for men. • How many calories are needed each day can vary greatly depending on lifestyle and other factors.
Fast Food Diet • Fast food diets are quick and easy but really bad for your health. • One Big Mac at McDonalds provides half of your daily value for saturated fats, 45% for total fats, and contains trans fats, which raises the risk of heart disease. • Fast food raises bad cholesterol (LDL) and lowers (HDL) good cholestrol.
Effects of a Healthy Diet • Proper body function and weight is maintained. • Reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an elevated blood pressure. • Also reduces risks of many chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer.
Effects of Fast food • Diabetes and obesity risks are increased • Muscle loss and increased heart rate. Trans fats coming from fast foods clog arteries which increase risks of heart problems. • Cholesterol can be greatly increased.
Summary • The overall effects of dieting on fast food poses major health risks like diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and obesity. • A healthy diet reduces risks of all the health issues listed above.
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Questions 1. Which of the following isn’t a known effect of eating a fast food diet? • Obesity • Increase in bad cholesterol (LDL) • Decrease of good cholesterol (HDL) • Fevers 2. Fast food diets are… • High in sodium • High in fat • Low in fruits and vegetables • All the above 3. Which of the following could occur from a fast food diet? • High blood pressure • Insomnia • Headaches and muscle pain • None of the above