Ethnic Eating Plans Research

~Brianna Laraway~

Asian

Examples

Breads, Cereals, Rice, and Pasta

Rice

Lo Mein

Noodles

Veggies

Soybeans

Bean Spouts

Snow Peas

Bamboo Shoots

Cabbage

Daikon

Radishes

Health Effects and Benefits

Plenty of vitamins and minerals

Low obesity rate

Stomach cancer

The prevalence of smoking also contributes to the development of stomach cancer.

Caribbean

Examples

Beans

Peas

Shellfish

Goat

Pork

Chicken

Salted fish

Dried Cod

Other Jerk Meat

Fried plantains

Citrus fruit

Tropical fruits

Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese

Health Effects and Benefits

Low Vitamin A

Protein-Energy Malnutrition

Low fat source of protein

Indian

Examples

Breads, Cereals, Rice, and Pasta

Basmati Rice

Wheat

Naan

Veggies

Curry

Chilies

Cucumbers

Pumpkins

Bamboo shoots

Spinach

Potatoes

Carrots

Eggplant

Okra

Legumes

Almonds

Pistachios

Chicken

Goat

Other

Masala

A mixture of spices

Spices and Herbs

Health Effects and Benefits

Diabetes

Coronary Heart Disease

Due to

low levels of physical activity

high fat diet

urbanization

smoking

Latino / hispanic

Examples

Wheat

Corn/ Maise

Potatoes

Quinoa

Arepas

Veggies

Cabbage

Garlic

Eggplant

Jicama

Corn

Peppers

Okra

Spinach

Yam's

Health effects

Diabetes

Hypertension

Stroke

Due to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity,

Genetics

Mediterranean / Middle Eastern

Examples

Apricots

Dates

Figs

Olives

Peaches

Pomegranates

Avocados

Strawberries

Clementines

Melons

Tangerines

Seafood

Nuts and Seeds

Pistachios

Beef

12-16 oz per month

Pork

Poultry

Chicken

Duck

Eggs

Lamb/ Mutton

Goat

Beans

Health effects

Healthy diet

Full of nutrients

Healthy, lean protein sources

Abundance of fruits and veggies

Health Effects

Northern Areas

Cancer

Native American

Examples

Breads, Cereals, Rice, and Pasta

Corn

Hominy

Grits

Wheat

Fried Bread

Biscuits

Veggies

Tomatoes

Corn

Collard Greens

Peppers

Heath effects

stroke

overweight

diabetes

heart disease