affluent diet

Affluent Diet

A generic term for a diet characterised by a marked increase in fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories, which is often consumed in wealthier nations.

affluent diet

Western diet Clinical nutrition A diet characterized by a ↑↑↑ fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories, which is commonly consumed in wealthier nations. Cf Mediterranean diet, Ornish diet.

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Q. What food are rich with vitamin D? My son is 4 years old and the Doctor said he has vitamin D deficiency and advised me to give him a vitamin D supplement. I don't like the idea of giving him medicine, can't I just give him food which is rich with vitamin D and if so which foods are rich with vitamin D?

A. The best way to get vitamin D, the way that our bodies were designed to get the vast majority of our vitamin D, is from modest sun exposure. Going outside regularly will help your son to generate adequate amounts of vitamin D. Therefore, on top of the medicine the Doctor prescribed, have him go outside in the sun everyday for about 20 minutes. (Keep in mind that there is a concern of sunburn and increased risk of skin cancer with too much sun exposure, however.)

Q. Does intake of diet rich in fiber will be beneficial for weight reduction? I feel obesity is a hindrance to a happy life and though many weight reduction and slimming techniques are currently available, how can one choose the correct technique. Does intake of diet rich in fiber will be beneficial for weight reduction?

A. Yes, researches indicate that the normal weight adults tend to eat more fiber and fruit than people who are overweight or obese. The difference found was that the normal-weight adults consume about 33 % more dietary fiber and 43 % more complex carbohydrates each day than people who are obese. Thus it is shown that consumption of a balanced diet that includes an adequate amount of fiber from plant foods will surely benefit your health and weight. You must have fiber rich foods if you are obese.

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Whereas, people in the affluent societies still have thrifty genes working, the affluent diet and lifestyle provided a constant and homogeneous food supply with minimal work needed to obtain and consequently reduced physical activity [41].
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