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Examine How Diet Can Affect Health

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked Factors that Effect Health: Diet Diet means the kind of food a person customarily eats and this can affect someone positively or negatively, e.g. healthy eating can have a positive effect on someone. Healthy eating is consuming the right quantities of food from a range of foods. This is known as a balanced diet and this is essential to be healthy because if you don?t consume the right amount of foods, an excessive amount of sugar and salts, can result in being malnourished. It is important for us to eat healthy because it gives our body the nutrients it needs to perform physically and can strengthen our immune system. Healthy eating doesn?t only affect us physically, it can affect us emotionally, intellectually and socially. An example would be a person consuming an excessive amount of food or not eating the right proportion can make them feel insecure about their body, which would affect someone emotionally. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/153998.php (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://www.livestrong.com/article/342648-the-positive-effects-of-a-healthy-diet/ (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/enhance-your-wellbeing/health/diet-nutrition/how-does-diet-impact-health (accessed on 09/10/2015) Physical Health A person?s diet can have a positive impact on their physical health. I?ve already mentioned that eating the right proportion can strengthen the immune system and give us the nutrients we need to perform physically. This is important because strengthening the immune system would mean fighting foreign intruders, like pathogenic bacteria and viruses and would also destroy cells within the body that may become an illness. Eating high amounts of fruits and vegetables would decrease infections, which would fasten the healing of injuries and infections and would decrease vulnerability to symptoms and difficulties from immune system dysfunction. According to Live Science article on the ?Good Diet, Exercise Keep the Brain Healthy?, eating a well-balanced diet would mean ?protecting the brain from damage, and counteracting the effects of aging." This is positive impact because the brain is delicate, so it would be essential to shield the brain because damaging the brain would affect a person mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. ...read more.

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http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/depression-and-obesity.aspx (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://www.helpguide.org/articles/eating-disorders/anorexia-nervosa.htm (accessed on 09/10/2015) Social Health Diet can affect a person?s health positively because eating the right proportion can make someone more social. When a person feels happy, their self-esteem and confidence increase and therefore, they would be more willing to social with other people; the gathering could be a family dinner. Eating a healthy balanced diet would lower illnesses related to malnourishment and hence would make the person more social. Leah Hyslop article ?Socially Awkward? Eat Sauerkraut and Pickles? states that ?fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and yogurt, may help alleviate the symptoms of chronic shyness.? This means that certain food that are fermented, which is the process in which food is visible to bacteria and yeasts, either through immunisation or naturally through the air, can play with our moods. Sauerkraut and Pickles can make people feel more social. In the article, it mentions that a research was conducted and had found that fermented food can help us not be socially awkward. I had researched more into the studies and discovered that certain food we eat can make us approachable to other people. This would make relationships with others stronger. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11667407/Socially-awkward-Eat-sauerkraut-and-pickles.html (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://vitals.lifehacker.com/your-diet-foods-should-make-you-feel-full-not-just-b-1737682858?utm_expid=66866090-76.Xf7HV5ZSS3i8CtAkjmzQiA.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://www.webmd.com/20150618/social-anxiety-fermented-food (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://greatist.com/happiness/social-media-food-050813 (accessed on 09/10/2015) If a person doesn?t eat the right proportion of food or skips a meal, this would more likely result on the person becoming irritated and annoyed at the littlest things. This can make the person more likely to become outraged or annoying to others, therefore would put more strains on their friendship with others. Majority of people would not be relevant to someone that may experience mood changes because of hunger. David Benjamin article on Social Benefits of a Healthy Diet states that ?few people want to spend much time with someone who is short tempered or shows unpredictable changes in mood or behaviour.? Hunger can cause a person to become grumpy or less active because of their body craving nutrients that would give them energy to perform physically. ...read more.

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Depression, anger, stress and lacking self-confidence can prevent a person from applying for a job. This might be because they were unsuccessful in job interviews or applications previously, which would result on their confidence decreasing. The loss of ?position? or rank and the loss of self-esteem are related to depression. This can triggers stress mechanisms that increase risk of diseases such as coronary heart disease. http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/effects-of-long-term-unemployment.aspx (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/09/19/the-long-unemployed-emotional-effects-of-unemployment/ (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/14/health/mental-health/psychology-unemployment/ (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/emotional-responses-unemployment-12711.html (accessed on 09/10/2015) Social Unemployment can have a negative impact on a person?s social health. Not having enough money can result on someone being socially excluded in their friendship circle because they can?t afford meals or tickets. The person?s relationships with friends and family members may change more dramatically if they rely on them for financial support, which can result on strains forming in their relationship. An example would be if someone was living off their parents. This means that their parents are paying for their living arrangement, mobile phone, food and maybe even clothing. The parents may feel that their child is a failure because in western cultures it is seen as a norm for children to leave their family home when they reach a certain age. However, this is not the case for Asian and African culture because they tend to want to keep their children with them until they marry someone else and start their own family. Relying on someone finically can make relationships with others worst because it can make people feel like they are being used due to spending money, which is necessary to make a living. Unemployed person would not have the necessary amount of money to buy enough food or pay for their homes. Geoff Riley article ?Revision: Consequences of Unemployment? articulates that ?unemployment is linked to social deprivation.? This means that unemployment can cause a loss of socialisation, which can make friendship circles decrease and can result on a person feeling depressed. http://www.tutor2u.net/economics/blog/revision-consequences-of-unemployment (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-adverse-effects-unemployment-391203 (accessed on 09/10/2015) http://www.bridgingeurope.net/consequences-of-high-youth-unemployment.html (accessed on 09/10/2015) https://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=1457 (accessed on 09/10/2015) ...read more.

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