A groundbreaking new study, the Global Burden of Disease, reveals that 1 in every 5 deaths can be prevented by simply adopting a healthy and optimal diets. The study analyzed dietary patterns in 195 countries over the years from 1990 and 2017, and it concludes that “non-optimal” diets are the reason for 1 in every 5 deaths.

The study reveals that an unhealthy diet is directly linked with various life-threatening diseases, such as type diabetes, cardiovascular disease and several kinds of cancers. It is important to note that the billion dollar weight loss industry is also promoting unhealthy dietary habits by compelling people to cat back on dairy products, whole grains, fresh fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables. On the other hand, the fast food industry and packaged goods containing trans fats, sodium, sugar, artificial flavors, red meat and processed meats are also promoting unhealthy dietary patterns.

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An excess of sodium, fats and sugar and a lack of dairy products, whole grains, seeds, fruits, vegetables and essential nutrients is the major reason behind an unhealthy diet. Experts believe that in order to reduce the risk factors of chronic ailments, it is imperative for patients to cut back on sodium, cabs, sugar and fats and improve their diet quality. As opposed to promoting restrictive diet plans such as Keto and other trendy diets, this groundbreaking new study promotes the significance of adding more plants, milk and whole grains to one’s diet.

Upon examining 195 countries, this insightful report is able to provide evidence for billions of deaths caused by low-quality diets, whole grain risks, low-carb and high-carb diets, and high-sodium diets, which are all linked with multiple chronic ailments, including heart rhythm disorder, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even reduced life mortality. An intelligence report by Mordor Intelligence reveals that the low-carb Keto diet is simply an endeavor to help the $9.08 billion-worth industry to raise a staggering $12.35 billion by 2024.

It is important to note that in order to make a diet effective, sustainable, beneficial and truly healthy, it is important to create a harmonious balance between all the nutrients that the body is receiving. It is important to carve out a balance and mindfulness in one’s eating patterns, and this new study strongly advocates the message of consuming more plants, whole grains, nuts, seeds and other healthy foods as opposed to restrictive diets.

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