Reflection Paper On Healthy Diet

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Dietary Wisdom Reflection Paper During the past weeks, in health class, we have been learning about diet and what makes a diet a healthy diet where there is no danger of you getting some sort of sickness or health problem. In the process we had decided that what made a plate healthy was balance. You had to have a balance between macronutrients and micronutrients with what you ate and so we learned about the healthy eating plate. This plate gave us an idea of what a meal of the day should look like. It should have 25% protein, 25% whole grains, 30-40% vegetables, and 10-20% fruits. We discussed why it was accurate and we said that there should be a balance, it shouldn´t be like eating the healthy eating plate in every meal but eating it throughout the day. So to experiment and see what eating healthier was like, we tried to eat the healthy eating plate throughout a whole week. And let me tell you that it was not easy, in my opinion. Before this unit started, I had some customs in my diet that were not at all healthy in any way. I had 2 main…show more content…
The short term benefits of not eating vegetables would be to have more space to eat other things, like refined grains or sugary things, which would appeal more to the taste than other things, making meals more pleasurable in a sense. The long term dangers of this choice will be that I could possibly die, for my lack of most micronutrients. Micronutrients, like vitamins and minerals, are essential for life and for good health and they are mainly found in vegetables, so not eating my vegetables would have caused a lack of most of my micronutrients, and so have caused death. This is a possible danger, for not having balance between vitamins and minerals, and proteins, fats and carbohydrates and so being malnutrition for not having the sufficient micronutrients required for having a good
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