Essay on Determinants of Health

1015 Words Sep 16th, 2013 5 Pages
Many factors combine together to affect the health of individuals and communities. Whether people are healthy or not, is determined by their circumstances and environment. Factors such as where we live, the state of our environment, genetics, our income and education level, and our relationships with friends and family all have considerable impacts on health

HOW JUNK FOOD INFLUENCE OUR LIFE * JUNK FOOD is a slang term for food that is low in nutritional value, often highly processed or ready-prepared, and eaten instead of or in addition to well-balanced meals * List of junk food: fried food, chips, fast food, ham, sausage, candy,chuy gum, chocolate, soft drinks and other types of drink.

Junk food contains to much sugar or
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* Obesity Junk foods’ poor nutritional value and people’s tendency to become addicted to them can lead to becoming overweight, and for some, becoming obese. Obesity is a huge problem in American society. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18.1% of teenagers ages 12-19 were obese in 2008. Living with obesity is a struggle; it can lead to other health problems like heart disease, fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes and many others. Also, making one’s lifestyle healthier is much more difficult at that stage. * High Cholesterol * Diabetes insulin levels become elevated when we eat processed sugars. * Liver failure * Depression
WHY do we eat Junk Food? * Tastes Good * Availability * It is Cheap * It is Convenient * It is good for marketing * It is fast or ready prepared * Easier life * It is heavily advertised on television, radio, newspapers etc.
WHY we should not eat Junk Food? * It is low in fiber. * Causes digestive problems including bloating, gas and cramps. * It offers a high number of calories in a small volume. * It is high in fat. * It is high in sugar in liquid form. * Gives you unhealthy skin, hair& nails. * Major cause of lots of diseases.
Strategies for controlling/preventing people from the danger of eating junk food
For each individual, the solution to avoiding junk food is to

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