chapter  8
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Diet and Health Promotion

Generally considered a prerequisite to a healthy existence is a balanced and nutritious diet. If our food intake lacks essential nutrients, is poorly balanced nutritionally, or includes harmful agents, our health will

eventually suffer. Becoming prone to nutritional deficiency diseases and increasing our likelihood of developing diseases such as diabetes, coronary artery diseases and certain cancers (e.g. Robbins 1991; Lobstein 1991) are inextricably related.