Essay On Eating Habits

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Eating habits and life style
Introduction
The term eating habits refers to why and how people eat, which foods they eat. There are further two types of eating i.e healthy eating and unhealthy eating. Simply focusing on what is eaten or how much is consumed sidesteps the important question of why people eat the amounts and types of food that they do. Healthy and unhealthy eating are both influenced by a variety of individual and collective (social and environmental) factors, many of which interact with each other in complex fashions. We must understand these factors and their interactions to understand how to promote and support healthy eating, and how to maximize the physical and mental/emotional benefits of healthy eating (Polivy & Herman, 2005).
Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving
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Junk food can also refer to high protein food like meat prepared with saturated fat which some believe may be unhealthy, although some studies have shown no correlation between saturated fat and cardiovascular diseases. Many hamburger outlets and fried chicken outlets are considered as junk food. According to (Smith), in his book, Junk Food and Fast Food defines junk food as "those commercial products, including candy, bakery goods, ice cream, salty snacks, and soft drinks, which have little or no nutritional value but do have plenty of calories, salt, and fats. While not all fast foods are junk foods, most are. Fast foods are ready-to-eat foods served promptly after ordering. Some fast foods are high in calories and low in nutritional value, while other fast foods, such as salads, may be low in calories and high in nutritional
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