Nutritional Study Worksheet
Resource: University of Phoenix Library and the Internet
Select one of the following topics to research:
Coffee or caffeine
Other nutrition topic approved by your instructor
Research your topic using 2 nutrition articles that discuss your topic, but provide opposing viewpoints. Use the Internet, the University Library, or the search links provided in the Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings to locate the articles.
Write 50- to 200-word responses to each of the following questions based your findings. Use your own words and provide examples to support your answers.
1. What topic did you choose? Discuss the position of each of the two articles you selected.
The topic that I choose to discuss is caffeine, particularly in coffee, there have been many studies to determine where it may be of benefit, and where it may cause undesirable effects. Some health benefits of caffeine are reduced risks of Parkinson’s disease, a lower risk of developing Gallstones, improved mental performance, physical performance, a reduced time of headaches, and improved heart health. Caffeine is full of sugar so for someone who has diabetes that can easily make that disease much worse for that person. Caffeine has a negative effect on sleep, you shouldn’t drink coffee late at night then try and go to sleep. It can have a negative effect on your bone density, which gets worse with age and makes it that much easier for broken bones.
2. What health claims are stated in the articles, such as drinking coffee every day will lower one’s risk for cancer?
Drinking coffee but, not over doing it can prevent some cardiovascular problems. It always helps with inflammation which of course helps to prevent certain heart related illnesses. Most people don’t know that coffee is actually good for the body and for our hearts because, coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are really...