Project 3 : General Research

What Counts as a 5 a day ? A 5 day is a the required amount of fruit and veg that is needed for everyone healthy human being needs in order to have a healthy balanced diet .What counts as a 5 a days is any form of fruit and veg and theses produce do not have to be fresh but do have to contain nutrition value of vitamins A ,B ,C ect . An example of a 5 a day for an adult  would be half of a large grapefruit fruit the equivalents to 80g of fruit . The same goes for vegetables threes heaps of cooked carrots , sweet corn and peas ect  and the mass will be equivalents to 80g of veg in weight wise . These 5 a day can be a counted for with the amount of 150ml of unsweetened juices however the juice must only contain 100% fruit or veg and that would be classed as one of your 5 a day . These are examples of how much is needed to consume for 1 of your 5 a day :

  • 1 apple, banana, pear, orange or other similar sized fruit
  • 2 plums, satsumas, kiwi fruit or other similar sized fruit
  • 1⁄2 a grapefruit or avocado
  • 1 large slice of melon or fresh pineapple
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of vegetables, beans or pulses
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of fruit salad or stewed fruit
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of raisins or sultanas
  • 3 dried apricots
  • 1 cupful of grapes, cherries or berries
  • 1 dessert bowl of salad
  • 1 small glass (150ml) of pure fruit juice


The Ergonomics of handles?

Theses are examples of handles in which they use the material of steel in order to adjust the texture and grip of the handles.

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All these version of knifes and spoons show different forms to have the aim to be adjusted to the grip in order to the best comfort and certainThe measurement of an average siv Dimensions: L34 x W12.5 x H6cm this was taken from a product from john lewis which resembles the kind of idea we wanted to go with .

Health eating issues

The health issue that occur due to unhealthy eating ,have lead people to contract issues such as diabetes and obesity which have lead to heart problems and unstable fluctuations of sugar levels . One of the reason for this is lack of a balance diet and having in imbalances of consuming more of one food group such as sugar and fating foods.

Diabetes have been one of the main aspects created through an unhealthy diet due to the reason of people being over weight and having a generally too much fat in the blood stream causing less blood flow through the body and causes sugar / glucose to build up in your body after a certain amount of time creating more sugar in your system, this means insulin is needed to balance your sugar levels so cases of gang green or even sudden comas will not occur  .This will cause less physical activity and ultimately become sluggish and develop more weight gain and there is a fact in the matter that once you get in a habitat of eating healthy it tends to influences other family member to do the same .

Obesity in a general sense can expand to effect other parts of your body ,most of all your heart the reason for this is because too much fat is in our blood stream which cause less blood flow eventually clogging up you heart tubes causing heart attacks and strokes. This is more likely to happen with young children who have developed obesity at a young age .

Bold letter indicate the reason why an unhealthy diet causes diabetes :

  • You are over 40 (or over 25 if you are South Asian)
  • You have a close family member with diabetes (parent, brother or sister)
  • You are overweight, with a large waist size (over 80cm (31.5 inches) for women, 94cm (37 inches) for men, or 89cm (35 inches) for South Asian men)
  • Being South Asian, Black African, African Caribbean – even if you were born in the UK
  • You have ever had high blood pressure, a heart attack or a stroke
  • You’re a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome and overweight
  • If you’re a woman and you’ve had gestational diabetes or given birth to a baby over 10 pounds
  • If you have a severe mental illness for which you take medication (such as schizophrenia, bipolar illness or depression)
  • You’ve been told you have impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glycaemia.

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