Teen Health

By: Xachery J. Richgruber

Food and Nutrition

How much fruit do you eat in a day? The amount of fruit that you should consume everyday is 3-5 servings. They is a variety of fruits you can at like bananas, apples, oranges, berries and many more. My favorite fruit are blueberries. They are low in fat and one cup is only 80 calories. Blueberries are full of fiber, one hand full is the recommended amount for daily fiber and also helps with your cholesterol. Blueberries are full of Phytonutrients which are antioxidants and an anti-inflammatory. Blueberries are and excellent source of manganese. The next time you are looking for a snack skip the chips and go for the fruit.


Vitamin A

Do you get enough Vitamin A? Vitamin A helps to prevent eye problems, promotes a healthy immune system, is essential for the growth and development of cells, and keeps skin healthy.

You can get vitamin A from some dairy products,liver and or dark orange or green vegetables, are carrots,sweet potatoes, and kale, and orange fruits are cantaloupe,apricots.

The amount of vitamin A guys need 900 micrograms of vitamin A and girls need 700 micrograms. When you are thinking of eating something think of something with vitamin A in it.


Why Marijuana is Bad

Did you every try marijuana? Marijuana looks like a shredded green/brown mix of flowers. Side effects are blood shot eyes, increased heart rate, coughing from lung irritation. Marijuana can cause serious health problems such as bronchitis, emphysema,and bronchial asthma. Next time you are tempted to use marjauan, just think twice. You can have a lot of fun without it.


Binge Drinking

Most teens on weekend go to parties and drink? Most teens drink a lot at parties which is called binge drinking, and don't realize how bad it is. Over time they get use to doing it every weekend and overtime it will damage the body. It can be a serious problem toward women and girls, even for men and boys. A drink even know and then is ok but binge drinking to get drink is not safe.



Do you know any one who smokes? Smoking cause a variety of diseases and can even lead to death. Some of the effects are heart disease, lung disease, death, cancer, throat cancer, troubles breathing. they are 7,000 chemical in cigarettes, like cat urine,moth ball, tar, and cost a lot of money that you can spend on other things. People who with parents that smoke can be a second hand smoking. This is why you should skip the cigarettes and spend your money on better things.

Birth control

What is the best Birth Control? The best birth control is abstinence which means not having sex. By not having sex they is a lesser chance of getting STD, and impossible to become pregnant. Teens should wait until marriage until they have sex. could wait until you are ready to be a parent.

Genital warts

Do you know you have genital warts are? Genital warts are warts located by or in the genital areas. Genital warts found on a male is penis,scrotum, or anus, and a for a female they are located near the vulva(the outside genital area), vagina,cervix, or anus. Genital warts appear like bumps or growths, they can be flat or raised,single or many, small or large. Color of them are whitish or fleshed colored. They are no signs of genital warts the only way to found out if you have them is to go to the doctors. Sometimes if genital warts are left untreated they could grow bigger and multiply. The treatment is none but treatments can reduce the number of warts. If you are going to have sex use a condom they are cheap or abstain.



Are you in a good relationship? In a good relationship you and your partner have a equal say in the relationship and share responsibilities. You and your partner are having fun together, examples both agreeing on an activity or watching a movie. They is trust between the both of you, both can tell each other everything. Bad relationship are not fun, they don't trust each other, and can be abusive physically and sexually, So when you are in a relationship, make sure it is a healthy one!

Sexual assault

Do you know of anyone who has been sexual assaulted? No because they are afraid to tell anyone. Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual activity forced upon a person by a stranger or someone the person knows. Can take various forms including harassment, dating violence,rape or sexual exploitation. You should try to tell someone you trust if someone is sexual assault you.