This book brings together a selection of studies written by specialists from universities and/or research institutions from every continent. The processes of change in systems of production, commercialisation, and consumption of food, as well as the problems and nutritional habits analysed here, develop within the framework of the technological and socio-productive transformations experienced in many parts of the world as a consequence of the transition from traditional rural societies to the predominantly urban and industrial societies of our time. Many of these societies are affected by the fluctuations, questions, or socio-economic uncertainties caused principally by what is named globalisation. The authors involved in this volume are from a variety of backgrounds and their theoretical-analytical focuses regarding eating habits are quite diverse. However, independent of their different perspectives and scientific disciplines (Anthropology, Communication, Economy, Marketing, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology), all of these authors are united in their concerns regarding similar food processes and problems, such as the industrialisation of food production, junk food, fast food, eating disorders, overeating, obesity, the impacts of ideal body images on eating behaviours, lifestyles and feeding, anorexia, bulimia, organic foods, healthy foods, functional foods, and so on. Moreover, in a time shaped by a worldwide standardisation of eating habits, the search for identity, specificity, or distinction through the acquisition and consumption of foods is commonplace in many chapters of the book. Likewise, these chapters show a generalised interest on the negative effects of the advertising and communications media that often drive patterns of food consumption and provoke desires for ideals of beauty and body forms prejudicial to health. As the editor states in the preface, all this occurs in an ever more modernised and globalised world in which artificial procedures of the production of industrial foods that are quite opaque to the general public become increasingly widespread. In such a world, while people's concerns over the healthiness of foods increase, we are witnessing a non-stop expansion of markets for organic food, as well as the repeated manipulation of growing consumers' preferences for certain foodstuffs that they believe are healthy or have specific natural qualities. This manipulation frequently takes place through a variety of advertisements that announce a series of industrial foods as supposedly possessing these qualities. Obviously, a priority objective of these and other advertising strategies is to increase sales in the agro-alimentary sector in a context of obvious over-production and over-supply, which in turn is translated into the stimulation of food consumption. This would help explain such developments in the current consumer society, which is explored in further detail in many chapters of this book.
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Good nutrition is important for a healthy, long, and productive life. To function properly, the body must take in a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, triglyceride lipids (like fats and oils), and proteins. Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition provides people of all ages with guidance on choosing and maintaining a healthy diet, and explores how nutrition plays a role in areas such as sports, weight loss, disease prevention, and human development. With fully up-to-date content - including the new USDA MyPlate nutritional guidelines - this new set provides readers with the information they need to make smart choices for a healthy lifestyle. Researchers will appreciate the appendixes, which include BMI charts and recommended daily intakes. Suggestions for further resources, a glossary, and an index round out these informative titles.
Whether you wish to lose weight, build muscle, reverse the aging process, eliminate chronic disease, get off medications, or just live longer and healthier, all objectives are leveraged by nutrition. Purists miss the point. Average people-that's you and me-just can't become vegan or vegetarian, live on a liquid diet of green goop, give up bread and go low carb, paleo, or survive on dish-fed portions as if we were in prison. I wanted to lose weight, but more than anything, I needed to feel better, healthier, and happier. Caregiver to my aging parents, I watched them spiral down day-to-day. I didn't want to go that way; just adding candles to the birthday cake is meaningless if you're too debilitated to do the things you love. So I built a nutrition plan, but not one item at a time following the whims of television doctors or the latest Facebook wisdom: last week it was pomegranates, now it's coconut oil, and tomorrow pork tartare. My studies while earning a Masters Degree in biochemistry and physiology taught me that the systems that grow, repair, and maintain cells, organs, and our bodies-the mechanisms that keep us young and slim-are too complex to be addressed piecemeal. That's when I had my AHA! and lived my plan: Nutritional Leverage, a natural eating plan, melded with practical lifestyle alternatives for people who enjoy vacation buffets, evening cocktails, and Sunday barbecues. In five months, I took off 50 lbs. (23 kg.) just by providing my body with what it needed to shed fat, repair itself, and regain vitality. The punch line: I started the week after my 62nd birthday. You can do it, too, and this book shows you how.
"A Recipe for Defeating Disease" is like no other book. You will be introduced to the lifestyle & behavior aspects involved in understanding you, your needs, and your wants; you'll be introduced to the best VITAL MEDICINAL food & herb combinations and learn how to use them to defeat diseases such as: ulcers, lupus, diabetes, halt cancer tumors, reduce high blood pressure, treat acid re-flux, lower high cholesterol, alleviate osteoporosis, etc. and lose unhealthy fat weight. Diseases cannot survive in a body that is being nourished by our formulas; you will, also, be introduced to the importance of being physically fit and how to attain it; powerful health & weight-loss strategies that are necessary for reaching your goal; and an essential maintenance program to last a life time. Of course, these potent categories will, inevitably, lead to a successful behavior change causing you to reach your goal of being slim, trim and healthy with a 95% chance of keeping unhealthy fat weight off. You will love this book and its approach-A book that defeats obesity and disease! Join me, and Let me help you WIN the WAR against DISEASE!
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