Health Update: Diet, Health & Premature Death

Hey there everyone:

Here is a compelling study that reveals healthy eating patterns improve health and lower your risk of chronic disease. While that is not too surprising, what is surprising is that the majority of us are NOT healthy. Recent data reveals that only around 1 in 15 adults are cardio-metabolically fit, and that the average healthspan is 16 years less than our lifespan. This means that only about 5 people out of every 100 Americans are living an optimally healthy life…yet the data clearly shows why: what we are eating is killing us. We are suffering way more than is needed just because we are not eating well…it may be tasty, but it is killing us fast. Here are some take-aways from this study:

  • Unhealthy eating habits are among the leading causes of early death around the world.
  • Harvard researchers have recently found that a variety of healthy diets may help lower the risk of premature mortality.
  • In their extensive study, participants who consistently maintained healthy eating patterns were less likely to die from noncommunicable diseases, compared with people who did not.

Bottom Line:

The food plans that worked the best had several things in common:

All these diets share high consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. Some include animal-based foods while others eliminate them.

You might ask: How powerful can food be??? Here is what the authors state:

“We know that about half to two-thirds of cancers can be avoided through diet and lifestyle changes including staying at a healthy weight, increasing fruits and vegetables, limiting alcohol, and increasing dietary fiber.”

Food can kill you or save your life…it is your choice. If you want to suffer, age prematurely, develop diseases and have a miserable end, then keep following the Standard American Diet (SAD!). My challenge to you is to take this information and upgrade your food plan, live longer, feel better, be of good service and honor and love your life and the immense gift we all share of the opportunity to be here, know one another, and share our hearts and grow more loving. If you do not know how to do this, please ask us to assist.

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