Effects Of Food On Food And Food Intake

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overeat when food does become available, resulting in chronic ups and downs in food intake that can contribute to weight gain. Cycles of food restriction or deprivation also can lead to an unhealthy preoccupation with food and metabolic changes that promote fat storage are all the worse when in combination with overeating” (Food Research & Action Center, 2015, n.p.). The influx of food one day and than nothing in the cupboards to eat the next creates an unhealthy connection to food. When food is present, it should be to strengthen and nourish the body while supplying the much-needed energy to function. But when food is consumed in mass portions and high calories manifest into low nutritional value the body is overdosed with calories that converts the majority of the meal to fat.
Some of the most shocking statistics surrounding food insecurities are those pertaining to the overwhelming amount of food that is wasted. Grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries routinely throw away large amounts of food that could be donated but there is a perception that this food could not be donated because there is a liability involved, which is false. Good Samaritan Laws are in place for those that donate food to remove any risk for legal retribution. Ultimately it is the bottom-line for these food corporations that comes into play and that is there are very little tax breaks so they can recoup the logistical costs or financial incentive for businesses to donate food. Big box…

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