Food (DK Eyewitness) by Laura Buller

By Laura Buller

A close consultant to foodstuff and meals, from the fundamental materials of a balanced, nutritious diet to the expertise of recent foodstuff production.

a vital addition to the award-winning Eyewitness sequence, Eyewitness nutrition explores the myriad ways that reliable impacts our lives, from the position of microscopic supplements, minerals, and micro organism, to the impression of contemporary commercial farming upon the surroundings. The booklet examines how we digest and take up nutrition, why a few meals could cause bronchial asthma whereas others can treatment particular diseases, which meals make young ones hyperactive or drained and which advertise a feeling of well being and calm. Eyewitness foodstuff charts the advance of nutrition from the origins of crop farming and selective breeding, throughout the inventive equipment came across to pickle, healing, smoke, or can items, to the discovery of refrigeration and GM know-how. The booklet appears to be like at the various nice cuisines of the area, the way forward for nutrients, and the way construction can continue sooner than the world's ever-increasing population.

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Obese adults are at risk for a range of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. The model “Twiggy” in the 1960s EATING DISORDERS An eating disorder occurs when mental health issues affect normal eating. Anorexia nervosa (right) is voluntary starvation leading to extreme weight loss. Bulimia is characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by vomiting. The latest eating disorder to be diagnosed is orthorexia nervosa (an obsession with healthy eating). Renoir nude, 1912 WHO’S THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?

These Japanese people are protesting about a company accused of dumping mercury compounds into Minamata Bay, Japan, in the 1950s and ‘60s. Seafood was polluted with mercury, leading to an epidemic of poisoning that sickened or killed thousands. Geese and chickens packed into baskets on their way to market UNDER WRAPS Packaging materials such as clingfilm and polystyrene trays contribute to food safety by protecting and preserving fresh food. But there are concerns that any packaging in contact with food may also contaminate it with small amounts of residual chemicals.

Ceramic container for tea powder 43 Food and belief ALTHOUGH MOST NUTRITIONISTS recommend that we eat a wide variety HALAL MEAT This butcher in Cairo, Egypt, sells halal meat, meaning that the animals have been slaughtered following strict Islamic rules. Animals must be killed by cutting their throats to allow the removal of all blood from the carcass. of foods, many people around the world choose to restrict their diets. The majority of these people are following religious dietary laws. These laws may prohibit certain foods completely, as well as set down restrictions about how various types of food must be prepared or cooked.

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