The American Diet May Be More Deadly Than Smoking

A recent study published in Lancet analyzed the diets of people in 195 countries. Then they estimated the impact of poor diets on the risk of death from diseases including heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes. The news on eating habits is alarming finding that approximately 1 in 5 deaths can be attributed to the food we eat.

In other words, a poor diet is the leading risk factor for deaths in the majority of the countries of the world.

Even more shocking, the researchers reported that unhealthy diets play a bigger role in poor health than either tobacco or high blood pressure.

The researchers warn that most of us are consuming too many sugary drinks and too much salt, meat, processed food, and trans fats.

We should be replacing those items with fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and whole grains whenever possible.

Healthy oils, such as olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids from fish, also are beneficial.


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