Essay On Unbalanced Diet

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• nuts and seed How much fibre should we eat? Adults need at least 18 grams a day. There are no health benefits for eating too much fibre. Unbalanced diet An unbalanced diet is when the body does not get at least the minimum amounts of each food group daily. The actual fact is that the dietary Recommended Daily Amounts (RDA) has to be maintained in order to maintain a healthy body. Failure to do this can lead to malnutrition. People with illnesses and other medical conditions are more likely to suffer from malnutrition. Malnutrition is a common health problem which has affected an estimated 3 million people in the UK. Symptoms The most common symptoms of malnutrition are • unplanned weight loss • weakening muscles • tiredness • low…show more content…
• Being very self-critical • Frequent illness and • Social withdrawal. Physical symptoms include: • low tolerance of cold weather • brittle hair and nails • dry or yellowing ski • anaemia • swollen joint and • tooth decay However if left untreated, anorexia can lead to: • Damaged organs, particularly the heart, brain, and kidneys • Drop in blood pressure, pulse, and breathing rates • Loss of hair • Irregular heartbeat • Thinning of bones and • Death from starvation or suicide Kwashiorkor It is a condition resulting from a lake of protein in diet. The most affected are children in developing regions of the world where there is limited food supply. Countries where the diet consists mainly of corn, rice and beans which lack essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and minerals are at higher risks. However, the exact cause remains unknown. Kwashiorkor is unusual in developed countries such as the UK but can affect people of all ages although it is more common in children than adults. Symptons A buildup of fluid in body tissues which causes swelling under the skin (oedema) is the main symptom of Kwashiorkor. The following symptoms can also be present: • red, inflamed patches of skin • tiredness •

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