Healthy Eating

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Home Economics (Food) Mind Map on Healthy Eating, created by texttoffee on 05/12/2014.

Created by texttoffee over 5 years ago
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Healthy Eating
1 Factors which influence our choice of food
1.1 Culture
1.1.1 The culture in which we live in can affect our food choice as some cultures dont eat certain foods others have staple foods such as Ireland eat a lot of potatoes and bread
1.1.2 Religion Muslims don't eat meat
1.2 Availability
1.2.1 The type of food available in your area.
1.2.2 rural areas - often less choice
1.3 Budget
1.3.1 cost of food wealthy people/pensioners/social welfare
1.4 Lifestyle
1.4.1 Family and Friends
1.4.2 Advertising
1.4.3 eat the same diet as their family whether it's nourishing or not
1.5 Senses
1.5.1 Smell Cells in the nose pick up the odour of food which makes the mouth water and gets the digestive juices working
1.5.2 taste Cells on the tongue pick out flavours
1.5.3 sight If food is well presented and attractive it makes us want to eat it
1.5.4 touch The tongue senses the temperature and texture of the food
2 Basic functions of food in the body
2.1 for the growth and repair of body cells
2.1.1 protein
2.2 To provide heat and energy for the body
2.2.1 lipids and Carbohydrates
2.3 To regulate and protect the body
2.3.1 Vitamins minerals + water
3 staple food
3.1 Food that is plentiful and is the main part of the diet in a country
4 Healthy Eating Guidelines
4.1 drink plenty of water - water is a major part of all body fluids and helps transport important substances
4.2 only eat up to %10 animal fats
4.3 eat less sugar
4.3.1 Because sugar causes a large release of dopamine in the brain, it can cause addiction in a lot of people.
4.3.2 Because of the effects of sugar on hormones and the brain, sugar dramatically increases the risk of becoming overweight or obese.
4.3.3 It Ain’t The Fat… It’s SUGAR That Raises Your Cholesterol and Gives You Heart Disease
4.4 Avoid fatty foods
4.5 Eat less carbohydrates as these transform into glucose which is sugar
4.6 Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit
4.7 Don't become a vegetarian
4.8 Don't die
5 Changes in Modern Eating patterns
5.1 people tend to graze more throughout the day even though they may not be hungry instead of having 3 separate meals a day.
5.2 More people eat out in restaurants - more so during the Celtic tiger
5.3 more fast food restaurants such as MacDonalds
5.3.1 availability,cost
5.4 you could say that there's a greater interest in eating healthy eating or that it's become popular but that still doesn't change the masses who are eating really badly

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