A raft of sobering reports released in July 2013 reveals some surprising facts underlying the overall health and wellbeing of Americans today. We’re here to give you the good news, the bad news—and a little more good news at the end.
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The bad news continues: According to a nationwide report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, our diets are the number one cause of death in this country2. More than cancer, more than heart disease3, more than tobacco. If you have any question whether what you choose to put in your body really matters, consider this: The 678,282 premature deaths in 2010 attributable to dietary risks is significantly greater than the totals for smoking, alcohol and drugs, combined.
So what does this mean? Well, that’s the other good news. It means there’s a simple, easy way you can take control of your health. Eat better food. Limiting processed and fast food, incorporating fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables into every meal, and cutting down on sugar (especially in beverage form) is a cure-all for better health and wellness. And you don’t need a prescription!
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