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Comparing Diets from Around the World

1- Can I get a example of the standard american diet (including main foods found in the diet)
2- Example of tradiational Italian or Mediterranean diet (including main foods found in the diet)
3- From a health standpoint, compare the two diets -- i.e. more of what, less of what, levels of nutrition, etc
4- Health statistics between the two diets (i.e. obesity rates, avergae life span, heart disease, etc)

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The standard American diet today is roughly comprised of 50% carbohydrates, 15% proteins, and 35% fats. Many Americans are consuming more calories than is required. A typical meal may come from a fast food restaurant or from pre-packaged foods found in frozen food sections of grocery stores.

Below are some examples of typical dinner meals:
- Meal from a fast food restaurant
- Cheeseburger with pickles, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, and onions - French Fries - Soft drink - Salad
- Meal cooked at home
- Fried Chicken - -
- Macaroni and cheese
- Canned vegetable like corn or peas
- Soft drink or iced tea

The main foods found in an American diet include burgers, steaks, ribs, pork chops, bacon, eggs, baked potatoes, French fries, pizza, whole or low fat milk, cheese, sour cream, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, canned vegetables, tacos or burritos, salads, pasta (like lasagna and ...

Solution Summary

The expert compares diets from around the world. Health statistics between the two diets are provided.