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By: BayleeR

Game Name: Helthe

Story: Lord fry has taken over the kingdom Helthe and it is your job to defeat him.

Objectives: Win the game by defeating Lord fry

Lesson: Junk food should not be apart of your diet.

Audience: All ages

Team Members: Rosy, Trevor, and Baylee.

Detailed Lesson:

Although the junk food today can be tasty, it is not always the best choice in a healthy diet.

[image] Soda


For instance, soft drinks are being consumed daily in large quantities by America's population. Yes, soft drinks are a type of junk food.

Soft drinks have been proven to increase risks of bone fracture, osteoporosis, weight gain and obesity, diabetes, kidney stones, and tooth decay.

About 20% of children under the age of 2 are allowed to drink soft drinks daily, and American teenagers drink around 760 cans of soda per year!

Soft drinks are also a major source of sugar. If consumed daily, a person will receive more sugar than is necessary. This leads to weight gain and obesity, which is the second only to smoking in causes of death in America.









[image] Fries

 One of the most enjoyed junk foods of our age is french fries. These are common ingredients of french fries that are made at fast food places.

Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef, wheat and dairy sources), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partia lly hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). Contains derivatives of wheat and dairy.

There are some major problems with these ingredients especally all the hydrogenated oils. Hydrongenation is the process of changing the chemical structure of unsaturated oils. Since hydrogenated oils are cheep and add good flavoring this makes them a very good canadate for being an ingredient in food that is premade.

 Even though hydrogenated oils give good flavor and are cheep they cause lots of problems for the consumers of the products in them. Many of the problems that they cause are: cancer, birth defects, heart disease, diabetes, and liver disease. Hydrogenated oils cause the cells in your body to change there form and therefore make your health get gradually worse.

  More affects of Hydrogenated oils:

  • Directly promotes heart disease
  • Promotes cancers: breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer
  • Results in low birth weight infants
  • Raises LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Raises blood sugar levels and promotes weight gain
  • Interferes with the absorption of essential fatty acids and DHA
  • Impairs brain function and damages brain cells
  • Accelerates tumor growth
  • Accelerates the progress of type-2 diabetes
  • Raises serum cholesterol
  • Impairs immune system function
  • Promotes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Impairs development of the brains of fetuses
  • Causes gallbladder disease
  • Causes liver disease
  • Causes 30,000 deaths per year in the United States alone
  • Clogs blood, makes blood cells stick together
  • Blocks the body's creation of natural pain-reducing hormones (eicosanoids)
  • Causes the creation of free radicals that promote inflammation
  • Creates nutritional deficiencies of healthy oils and essential fatty acids (EFAs)
  • Promotes cystic fibrosis
  • Lowers essential fatty acids in the breast milk of nursing mothers
  • Clogs artery walls and promotes atherosclerosis
  • Cause gum disease and rotted teeth
  • Lowers tissue oxygen intake
  • Causes infertility
  • Directly damages blood vessels
  • Causes high blood pressure
  • Weaken cell walls and compromises cellular structure
  • Causes dandruff and acne



[image] Hamburger


While junk food does seem very yummy, it can have devastating effects on the human body that are not in any way positive or good. From extensive research shown above, we can say that the best choice you can make is to avoid junk food and stay healthy!







Also, "Helthe" is meant to spelt as "Helthe". It's the latin word for "Health".







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