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The Relationship Between Food Allergies and The Entire Dietary Habit

In # 4: Food allergens in the news by Danyan1 Comment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it shows that more than 50 million Americans have some food allergies problems for one or more kinds of specific foods. Food plagues about four percent of adults in the long term. However, food allergy symptoms are not only common in adults, but also for babies and children. In reality, food allergies are estimated to affect four to six percent of babies and children. Based on the data as mentioned above, food allergy is a subject which can not be ignored. Research for now considers there are eight types of food account for almost ninety percent of food allergies including eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy. Some symptoms of an allergic reaction may involve the shortness of breath, wheezing, weak pulse, vomiting, and so on. But more importantly, sometimes, an allergic reaction is a life-threatening illness. (American College of Allergy, Asthma,& Immunology) Recently, I read an article called “Babies that eat fresh foods instead of processed foods have fewer allergies.” In the article, it pointed out an …

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Organic Food Market

In # 3: Organic foods - up close and personal by Danyan1 Comment

In the second year of my university life, I decided to move out student dormitory and canceled my meal plan which means I need to prepare three meals a day by myself. Inevitably, going to the supermarket weekly becomes a part of my life. Taking the advantage, of this assignment, I went to the Whole Food market in last weekend. This was my first time visiting Lincoln’s Whole Food market. One of the selling points for Whole Food which attracts me is that they are only providing “natural” products without artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives. I remembered since I walked in the Whole Food market, whether its large green logo or its interior decoration was revealing that their products are healthy and natural. I noted that there were many raw, fresh, and processed products with USDA seal on the shelves. This organic labeling certified by USDA is used only for “100 percent organic” and “organic” products. When I walked past several aisles, I aware that Whole Food provides a lot of organic food within a broad range of issue. …

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Diet and Healthy

In # 2: Junk Food Dissuasion by Danyan0 Comments

During 19th century, obese adults were no more than 15 percent of the population in the United States. By 2010, most of states had obesity rates at least 25 percent. Nowadays, based on the data, almost one out of three people have a problem with obesity. Of even greater concern is the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and teenagers is increasing rapidly. Another alarming trend is that youth are getting overweight and obese at younger ages. (Harvard School of Public Health, 2012) Obviously, obesity epidemic results from dietary behaviors such as eating a large amount of junk food, fast food, and other unhealthy food in daily life. The problem of obesity epidemic should be noteworthy by society and government. If I am appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Food and Health, I have three suggestions to deal with the obesity food issue. First, for high calorie and unhealthy food, manufacturers must clearly label the ingredients which have risks of being overweight or obesity on the package to remind customers before purchase. This gentle hint will give customers …

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Food Desert

In # 1: You are what you eat, Assigned Posts by Danyan0 Comments

           In the current age, there are variety factors playing an non negligible and irreplaceable role in our eating behaviors. Inevitably, different cultures, religions, regions, incomes, sexs, and ages influence what we eat insensibly. Indeed, the statement of “you are what you eat” is popularized for a reason. However, in my opinion, it is not an absolute truth. Several weeks ago, I read an article about Food Desert which shocked me.          Food Desert is used to describe an area that lack fresh vegetables. Based on its geographical condition and city construction, most food suppliers and manufacturers are hard to transport these food products to that area. As time goes on, the problem of food supply is gradually increasing. This directly causes the shortage of fresh vegetables, fruits, and other healthy food for resident’s daily life. Therefore, in that case, consuming ready-to-eat food or processed food becomes the best choice and a common phenomenon in the Food Desert. However, most processed food will result in lackness of nutrition which is extremely important and necessary for human body. In addition, the fact …