Please respond to discussion below using current APA edition and 2 scholarly (Academic) references within 5 years or less. Must be 150 words. Food is highly valued in German culture and considered a symbol of celebration and love, despite regional variations in food culture. For German immigrants, food holds deep cultural significance and represents their heritage. Germans have a strong affinity for food, as evidenced by their food rituals, which involve generous servings and encouragement to have second helpings (Rueter et al., 2020). Eating is a source of joy and pleasure for the German people, consumption of food is an essential aspect of the lives of Germans, particularly during visits, trips, weddings, and other celebrations. During holidays, German cooks showcase their culinary skills by producing their finest dishes. They often spend weeks planning and baking in preparation for the big day. The meal’s food selection, preservation, and artistic presentation are carefully attended to with great care. Delicious dishes are prepared and presented with attention to detail. However, this love for food poses a risk of developing health conditions such as obesity due to overeating. In addition, Germans tend to reward their children’s good behavior with food. Many German Americans face nutritional risks due to traditional food preparation methods that involve high-fat ingredients (Kokkoris & Stavrova, 2021). In order to help patients understand the importance of and adhere to recommendations, it is important to take into consideration their cultural practices and beliefs. Since the patient’s cholesterol level remains unchanged after being instructed to consume a low-fat diet, it is important to explain how a health-promoting diet can be implemented in everyday life. To help Mr. Pfiefer in reducing his high cholesterol levels, recommendations based on German healthcare practices can be designed. These guidelines would involve increasing physical activity, reducing intake of saturated fats and high-cholesterol foods, and promoting weight reduction (Gitt et al., 2022). Encouraging the client to reduce their fat intake would also be beneficial. The patient should avoid meals prepared in the traditional manner. These types of meals often contain high-fat ingredients such as butter, sauces, gravies, fried foods, rich pastries, and real cream. Additionally, it is important to overcome any harmful food habits or rituals that may lead to consuming unhealthy, high-cholesterol foods. The patient should also consider reducing meal portions to prevent overeating, which can lead to obesity and high cholesterol levels (Rieck et al., 2020) Incorporating more green vegetables and fruits into the diet can aid in the reduction of cholesterol levels. Additionally, regular physical activity can help to burn excess body fat, which can help to lower cholesterol levels and improve overall health. Engaging in gardening is a great way for Mr. Pfiefer to stay physically active while also enjoying the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables. Not only does this activity improve his health, but it can also help him manage his cholesterol levels effectively (Kokkoris & Stavrova, 2021).

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