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Consider the following dietary risk factor for heart disease: a diet high in saturated fats and low in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Also consider the fact that billions of dollars are spent each year on food advertisements exhorting Americans to eat more junk foods. Taking the above mentioned factors into account, respond to the following:

What types of foods do you think Americans are eating in place of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains?

What nutrients and food substances are they getting from these foods?

How are these foods linked to diseases?

Do you think there is place for junk foods in a diet plan?

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Usually people tend to eat at fast food restaurants for "lack of time" to prepare or choose a well-balance meal that includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The choices can range from different presentations of hamburgers (Mc Donald's, Wendy's), chickens (Kentucky fried chicken), tacos (Taco Bell), Sandwiches (Subways) to a variety of pizzas (Pizza hut). It can also include chips, cookies and carbonated sodas. The food that is eaten on a daily basis is summarized in one word "convenience"- what is closer ...

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The solution involves a discussion on the dietary risk factor for heart disease including a diet high in saturated fats and low in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It considers the nutrients derived from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and the effect that marketing has on the selection of food.

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