Bacon vs. Salad
by Sarah B. on February 2, 2014 - 10:04pm
Being healthy is such an important issue and what we eat has a big effect on our health. In the article "A one-man mission to change our bad eating habits" published in The Gazette, Jill Barker informs us about the researches of Walter Willett. Willett is known as the best expert in the domain of dietetics. His researches are based on scientific evidences and his objectives are not about the pounds that someone can loose but about the health of that person. According to him, trans fat in food and added sugar in beverages should be consumed in very small quantities. Sport drinks contain too much calories and they have no benefit. Also, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular problems are related to the high consumption of certain types of food such as red meat, pork, lamb, bacon, white bread, white rice and white pasta. On the opposite, Willett suggest that nuts, beans, fish, olive oil, whole grains and green vegetables be prioritized. Moreover, a diet should not be done during only one year. A good diet should last several years. The type of diet should be chosen according to the person's needs because not every one has the same necessities. To inform even more the population about the need to eat well, Walter Willett created his own food guide.
Overall, to increase life expectancy and to reduce diseases, we should learn to eat better and promote this way of life. We also have to educate the future generations and the children by promoting prevention programs in school. Children will therefore be able to make healthy choices. These healthy choses must become a way of life.
Original article from The Gazette
By Jill Barker, posted on January 26, 2014