Student Health Services
ALL FOOD GROUPS WORK!!
Karen K. Fiorenza,
MPH, RD, LDN
Call 610-436-2509 or
A $10 visit fee is charged for all Student Health Services appointments.
Fall and Spring:
A common misconception among the general population is that fat and carbohydrates are the enemy. We often hear about “low fat” or "no carb” diets—like Atkins—being effective for weight loss, however these practices are not healthy. Cutting any major food group from your diet or dramatically reducing caloric intake is considered restrictive dieting. Restrictive dieting can lead to several health issues, including nutritional deficiencies. Our bodies use a balance of each macronutrient to function properly and without one, things can go terribly wrong!
No Carbs =
Low blood sugar
Raised cholesterol levels
No Protein =
Weakened immune system
Change in hair texture
Difficulty absorbing nutrients and fat soluble vitamins.
Vitamin K deficiency leads to increased risk for bruising and bleeding,
Vitamin D deficiency prevents calcium absorption which impacts your bone health.
Vitamin E deficiency may produce nerve and muscle damage.
Vitamin A deficiency causes night blindness and diminishes your body's ability to fight infections.
more info on Harvard's Healthy Eating Plate
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