Diet and Culture. Asian Diet American Diet French Diet Middle Eastern Diet. Diet and Culture. Asian Diets Juliana Yee. This is the U.S. Food Guide Pyramid developed by the USDA. Especially note differences such as the placement of Meat on the pyramid, as well as Fats, Oils and Sweets. .
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Especially note differences such as the placement of Meat on the pyramid, as well as Fats, Oils and Sweets.
Plant-based rural diets
in Asia are linked to
lower rates of certain
cancers, heart disease,
obesity and osteoporosis.
Rice provides 25 to 80 percent of calories in the daily diet of 2.7 billion Asians
The percentage of starch component amylose preferred by Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China: 10-18% (low)
Active Ingredient: Mevinolin.
Restricts the liver’s production of cholesterol. Also, Mevinolin is chemically identical to the cholesterol-lowering compound lovastatin, which is sold as the prescription drug Mevacor.
By Alese A.
Builds and maintains tissues
Muscles, organs, and some hormones
Eggs, dairy products, meat, nuts, beans
Essential amino acids
Must be supplied from foods
Meats and dairy products
Fruits and vegetablesProteins
Chief source of energy for all body functions and muscular exertion
Whole grains, fruits, vegetables
Sugar and white flourCarbohydrates
Meat, poultry, fish, dairy products
Recommended daily allowance
30% of daily Calories
Actual daily amount
40% of daily CaloriesFats
25% of Americans have a cardiovascular disease
High blood pressure, increased weight, and high cholesterol levels
Low in sodium, cholesterol, and fat
Leading cause of preventable death
64% are overweight
30% are obese
Less exercise, more fattening foods
Risk for heart disease, heart failure, stroke, cancerNutrition-related Diseases
By John B.
-Some meats and “charcuterie”
-A variety of Cheeses
Meals often include a small green salad, and finish with cheese as dessert.
A typical meal served in American “French” restaurants is very similar to that consumed by the wealthier classes.
-Breads, Crossants and
-France is probably more famous for its wines than any other country in the world.
It is very similar to the American Food Pyramid
By Katy W.
While looking into the Middle-Eastern diet, I decided to explore the effect of religion on diet. In some religions there are dietary laws prohibiting certain foods. In Jewish and Muslim dietary laws, the main restriction is pork. Since the majority of the Middle-Eastern population consists of Muslims and Jews, my main focus became this question: what are the benefits and disadvantages of a diet without pork?
The Middle-East consists of mainly third world countries. Because of this lack of wealth, many people cannot afford to buy food in large quantities as Americans do so often. In order to make their food last longer, they use methods of food preservation, including smoking, salting, spicing, and candying. These methods not only help prevent the food from spoiling, but cover up the rancid taste when it does. This prevents enzyme reactions and microbial growth by the addition of certain chemicals.