Are teenagers making the right food choices?
No they aren’t………
By Carlos Gallego
Today, it seems that teenagers are immediately linked to bad eating habits, because the majority ofteens are making bad food choices which can either be affecting their health or will eventually affect it, when they are older; this and the fact that during adolescence you grow and develop makehealthy food choices very important during this stage of life; during adolescence, people become more able to make their own choices, that is why this is either when people make good or the worst healthchoices, because there is no one else there to make those choices for them like it happened when they were children this is why there should be someone who tells teenagers not what to do with theirlives, but what they could do to have a better and healthier life.
This is how teens can start to have a better health:
You should cover all nutrition bases and balance them to have a daily intake ofall of them.
“Depending on sex, body size, and activity level, most adults need to consume between 2,000 and 3,000 calories a day. The recommended distribution of calories is 50 to 60percent from carbohydrates, 30 percent from fat, and 10 to 20 percent from protein”1. The philosophy behind this is that you should burn what you eat so if you don’t do enough exercise you should reducethe calorie diet a little bit.
“Adult women should eat about 225 to 270 grams of carbohydrates a day, while men should eat about 288 to 345 grams, the majority of this should be in the formof whole, unprocessed foods”1. This is an important part of diets in a balanced amount.
“On a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, 600 calories can come from fat, which is about 67 grams. Ideally, thisshould be in a ratio of 1:2:1 of saturated to monounsaturated to polyunsaturated fat, meaning that no more than 100 calories should come from saturated fat. You should reduce saturated fat by eating...