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Unhealthy Foods vs. Healthy Foods effect on positive and neg

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Priyal Patel

on 8 January 2014

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Transcript of Unhealthy Foods vs. Healthy Foods effect on positive and neg

of those who don't have daily mental problems eat fresh fruit or fruit juice everyday compared to the
less than half
of those who do report daily mental health problems. This is similar for fresh vegetables and salad. Those who report mental health issues eat fewer healthy foods and more unhealthy foods.
No studies have been done that indicate a particular eating plan can ease symptoms of clinical depression.Healthy diet can be used to help the overall treatment. Eat a diet
high in nutrients
, fill your plate with
, eat
smart carbs
(such as whole grains), eat
protein rich
foods to boost alertness, eat a
mediterranean type diet
-- fruits, nuts, vegetables, cerals, legumes and fish,
vitamin D
Selenium rich
foods, include
omega-3 fatty acids
, watch your
habits -- alcohol and drugs interfere with mood, sleep and motivation, and lastly stay at a
healthy weight
Unhealthy foods vs. Healthy Foods effect on positive and negative behaviors.
What is the correlation between unhealthy and healthy foods and positive and negative behaviors?
"You are what
you eat!"

Behavioral Effects
Healthy Foods
is a plant or animal product that provides essential nutrients and energy to sustain growth, health and life while satisfying hunger.
Unhealthy foods-

Any food that is not regarded as being conducive to maintaining health. Of which include:
“Fast” foods (low in fibre and vitamins)
Foods high in salt and tropical oils
Cream-based (“white”) sauces (high in fat).
Biological Reasons
Biological Reasons
Unhealthy Foods
Negative Behavior
Fatigue and lack of Energy
Damaging molecules called free radicals are produced in our bodies during normal body functions -- and these free radicals contribute to aging and dysfunction. Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C and E combat the effects of free radicals. Antioxidants have been shown to tie up these free radicals and take away their destructive power.

"Consumers of fast food and sweets, compared with those who eat little or none, were 51% more likely to develop depression" -Fast Food Nutrition
Protein = Amino Acids = Tyrosine = Dopamine = Norepinephrine = Alert&Concentration
Healthy Foods
Positive Behavior
Increase in the insulin hormone diminish blood glucose, partly by converting it to stored fat.
Professor Stein (2002) Nutritional supplements were given to young offenders and
reduction in serious crimes involving violence and
fewer offenses overall.
Dr. Briffa regular meals and healthy snacks =less aggression and intolerant tendencies

severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.
"A hungry person may feel irritable and restless, whereas a person who has just eaten may feel calm and satisfied" (Winsey 2014)
“Carbohydrates high boost levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin which has calming effects” (Myers 2001)

behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage or kill someone or something.
an amino acid, induces sleep
(turkey and other poultry foods)

- major effect on endorphins ("feel good" chemical) in the brain.
(starch, fruit, milk and desserts)
affects the brain by keeping it awake.
(coffee, tea, cola beverages and chocolate)
a depressant
(spirits, liquor, wine, beer, liqueur)
The body keeps tabs on available resources.
30-day mission to show the effects McDonald's food can have on the human body
Positive Behaviors:

an action or response beneficial to our daily and overall health.
Negative Behaviors:
an action or response that hinders our daily and overall health.
Before: Age 33, was healthy and slim, body weight of 185.5 lbs., 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

In conclusion, healthy foods promote positive behaviors while unhealthy foods inhibit positive behaviors.
Morgan Spurlock
After: Gained 24.5 pounds, BMI rose from 23.2 ('healthy' range of 19-25) to 27 ('overweight').
Experienced: Mood swings, sexual dysfunction and nearly catastrophic liver damage.
Omega 3 promotes the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin which is given by healthier foods.
Feelings of sadness or unhappiness
Loss of interest in activities that once were pleasurable
Irritability or anger
Sleep problems

Sugars & Fats
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