Chapter 10

The Healthy Diet: Easy as 1, 2 and 3

Jeannette M. Beasley and Beth A. Conlon

Abstract

Inhabitants of Western countries are at an increased risk of energy imbalance, where processed and fast foods are the dominant food supply and the ability to make healthier food choices is clouded by persuasive marketing campaigns and a fast-paced convenience culture. Healthcare professionals and policy makers must take into account the vast behavioral, sociocultural, environmental, and genetic factors that influence dietary behavior and body weight. Food components to reduce include sodium, added sugars, and saturated as well as trans fats. Foods to increase include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Achieving these dietary recommendations requires effecting change at the individual, community, and global level.

Total Pages: 149-162 (14)

Purchase Chapter  Book Details

RELATED BOOKS

.Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension.
.Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension.
.Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – Diabetes and Obesity.
.Understanding Obesity: From its Causes to Impact on Life.
.Advances in Meat Processing Technologies.
.Food Additives and Human Health.
.Application of Alternative Food-Preservation Technologies to Enhance Food Safety and Stability.
.Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development.