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what are some reasons why dairy is uncommon in african american diets?
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hypertension is a significant health problem for african americans. please review african american food intake, cooking methods, food habits and cultural background and propose some reasons for the high rates of hypertension.
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what are some african american staples that are unfamiliar with but might want to try?
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pick a cultural practice/custom common to the african culture that you find especially interesting/unique. describe the practice/custom and explain why you chose it.
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"all these foods are good for the high pressure in blood. doctors always say if you have a high pressure in your blood then you diet would be primarily these vegetables. and those vegetables are designated to lower the pressure in blood. also, beside these vegetables you have to follow appropriate lifestyle and workout. and it also improves cardiovascular health. also these vegetables and fruits have rich antioxidant that helps to reduce the blood pressure. also, celery contains phytochemicals known as phthalides, and this relaxes the muscle tissue in the artery walls, and this enabling increased blood flow that will result in lowering blood pressure"
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beans are very popular in mexican and central american meals. beans by themselves are not complete proteins. please explain what beans need to be combined with in order to be a complete protein. what are the main functions of protein in our body? which groups of people in the population have a higher protein need and why?
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in your opinion, has the traditional foods of mexicans and central americans made an impact on american cooking, american fast foods and american dishes? in what way?
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on page 232, you can see the scoville scale of hotness for selected chili peppers. please explain the popular theory, as found in your textbook, as to why chiles are so pleasurable to eat. in addition, please explain the health benefits from eating chiles.
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not only is capsacin healthy for your heart, sinuses and blood pressure, it can also be used topically for what?
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are you the kind of person that loves very hot foods? if so, what very hot food is your favorite?
if you don't like hot foods, tell us why.
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i have noticed that many mexican fast food dishes are smothered in cheese. is the of cheese an american addition or do mexicans eat a lot of cheese in their dishes?
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comment on this:
"i believe they all vegetables except the cucumber that is a fruit and the cranberry. the cranberry is considered a fruit because it’s similar to raspberries and blueberries and so on. but the cucumber culinary they consider it as a vegetable, but it has a seed so it's a fruit. i'm really confused in determining which of these is fruit and which is a vegetable it's so tricky to figure out. but for sure i know that mushroom, green pepper, potatoes, baked beans are vegetables by the confirmation by all. but the other like carrots is barley hard to be determined"
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chapter 10 lists many popular stuffed foods. select one stuffed food, describe the food, which country it is popular in and identify what it is stuffed with. then list a favorite stuffed food of your won.
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caribbean-hispanic familes seem to have a genetic tendency toward developing metabolic syndrome.

please explain what metabolic syndrome is, and what health condition it may lead to.
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many people in rural south america have parasites. it sounds disgusting but there is a health benefit to having a parasite.
please tell us what the health benefit is and the health problem is with having parasites.
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mate' is a caffeinated beverage that is gaining popularity in the usa. anyone drink it? if so, please share your experience.
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on page 288 in your book, there is a list of foods that are common in south america. after reviewing them, i found many of them uncommon in america. choose one food that you think is most uncommon, and then find a recipe for it. have fun with it and then share with us.
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if you go to a chinatown restaurant in america that serves authentic chinese food, most likely it will contain 2 menus.

one menu for chinese people and one menu for americans.

what are some of the most unusual chinese dishes found in an authentic chinese restaurant in america?
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the japanese are one of the healthiest populations in the world. what are some of the reasons for this?
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tea seems to be the most popular beverage. what are other popular beverages?
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it seems to me that east asian countries are heavy in the vegetables, and lighter on fruits.

which vegetables are commonly eaten in these countries? how are they prepared?
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from your textbook, "a major difference between chinese medicine and us biomedicine is the idea that the body and mind are unified, governed by the heart" "emotions are often somaticized, meaning that feelings are related to certain conditions." p. 306
what are some physical diseases/conditions that are brought on or made worse by emotions?
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from you textbook, "japanese ingredients, as well as cooking and eating utensils, are very similar to those of the chinese.... yet japanese food preparation are unique". pg. 324.
please read how japanese people prepare and present their food (pg 324) and discuss the benefits from these habits on health, digestion, and eating experience.
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