The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition
What foods an individual eats is affected by the ability to access foods. Economic status, geography, and politics have influenced the diets of people throughout history. Poverty is linked to , while economic growth and a rise in population pose new nutritional problems. Ironically, diets high in complex and in poor economic times give way to consumption of foods high in sugars and when economic conditions improve.