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Make This Critical Mistake When Eating, And It Could Kill You

Everyone knows they should be eating a well balanced diet. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, heart healthy fats and free from processed foods and sugars.

The problem?
It’s estimated 80% of Americans aren’t adhering to this sage advice and it’s leading to a modern health epidemic.

An epidemic that’s going to cost us billion, if not trillions of dollars and will likely lead to awful amounts of disease and poor health.

NaturalWorldReport wrote:

As reflected in the CDC document, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report dated July 10, 2015, every state has different levels of fruits and vegetables consumption. If states are looked at list wise, California tops with 13 percent of Californians meeting daily vegetable requirements, as compared to Mississippi’s 6 percent compliance rate. Tennessee has 8 percent compliance, while California manages a sort-of-respectable 18 percent.

There was a survey carried out in 50 states on about 373,580 adults. Although the results varied among states, the overall findings were discouraging.

Many of the worst offenders were states who contain vast “food deserts.”

A food desert is an area of the nation where it becomes virtually impossible for cash-strapped individuals to obtain the kinds of food they need for optimum health. Mississippi and Oklahoma were some of the worst offenders when it came to food deserts, with less than 6% of respondents in the state consistently meeting the government’s recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake because of accessibility issues.

The study revealed most Americans were only consuming a 1 – 1.5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily.

To counteract the inconsistent access to fruits and veggies the CDC recommended businesses do more to promote the availability of fruits and vegetables to employees.

When asked about their failure to reach government recommended levels of fruit and vegetable consumption most people said it was both cost and the time required to prepare those kinds of foods that made them fall short.

They also cited the rapid perishability of these foods as well as the abundance of many cheaper (and tastier) options as the reason they avoided eating the D.R.V. for these healthy food types.

In truth the close relationship between government subsidies and the abundance of certain food types (sugary foods, processed foods) drives down the price of certain foods and keeps people away from healthier options.

Should the market be freed from subsidies and government interference the availability of many of these foods would likely increase.

In the long run, every single person should do their best to build a diet consisting of a wide-variety of vegetables and fruits for optimal health.

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Category: Food, Wellness

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