Category - Teen
Unhealthy eating habits like eating too much, not eating enough, or restricted eating can be bad for your teenage childs health and wellbeing, now and in the future. But with healthy eating habits in adolescence, your child can mostly avoid these risks. Eating too much eating too much food, particularly unhealthy food, puts your child at. while some teens simply make unhealthy food choices, others overeat -- or undereat -- because of stress, anxiety or depression. The publication dietary guidelines for americans, 2010 suggests that moderately active and active teen boys need 2,200 to 3,200 calories daily, while girls with the same physical activity category generally require. Eating too much sodium increases your risk of high blood pressure. Although high blood pressure in teens is rare, it can happen, according to kidshealth. Foods high in unhealthy fat, like the fat found in junk food, may also increase a teens risk of high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. Among girls, these unhealthy eating habits increased slightly among the youngest from 48 to 51 as they entered early adulthood and decreased slightly from 61 to 54 among the older. As teens become more independent in their food choices, they sometimes enjoy indulging in some not-so-healthy options. And if their friends have similar eating habits, they may underestimate how bad their diets really are because it seems normal to eat hot dogs and cookies for lunch. Teens need extra nutrients to support bone growth, hormonal changes and organ and tissue development, including the brain. Teens should eat breakfast, drink water and limit highly processed food, sugary drinks and eating out. Healthy eating can be difficult for teens because they are often spending time eating with friends, eating fast food and snacking on energy-dense foods and beverages. This eating pattern can lead to an excessive intake of calories, mostly from unhealthy fat and sugar, which increases the risk for obesity. Signs and symptoms vary, depending on the type of eating disorder. Be alert for eating patterns and beliefs that might signal unhealthy behavior.