CHAPTER 5 - alcohol during fetal growth-exposure to lead as...

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CHAPTER 5 Introduction to the cultural origins of food choices. -Based on where you live and the culture you are from decides what you eat. -Food has cultural and symbolic meaning - We are not born with knowing what to eat but we are born a mechanism deciding how much to eat -There is evidence shown that people with deficiencies, crave them more. - We choose food because of their symbolic meaning Does diet effect behavior? - baby stop crying after they eat - perk up after coffee if you are low on sleep - feel sluggish after eating a lot of food - skipping breakfast can reduce performance of problem solving - mental development can be permanently delayed when exposed to
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Unformatted text preview: alcohol during fetal growth-exposure to lead as long term behavioral effects -carbs improve moods, decreases food intake and increases sleep-serotonin chemical messenger produce from tryptophan, an essential amino acid-serotonin is produced in the brain and plays role on appetite-high carbs may induce drowsiness -studies indicate that sugars and other carbs decrease activity level in children and adults Iron Deficiency-most common deficiency Mediterranean Diet -has a big focus on fruits, veggies, grains, olive oil, good fat, not much red meat, fish, nothing processed, some cheese, focus on red wine and water...
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