The saying “you are what you eat” may have much more meaning now than it ever has in the past. Toxic food is killing humanity, and one-fifth of all deaths are now linked to processed foods.
It may not be cheap to eat good food, but it’s certainly better for your body. A new study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health. Poor diet is now a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject. Diet is the second highest risk factor for death, after smoking.
And millions of people globally are eating the wrong sorts of food and too much of it for good health. Eating a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds, and fish oils while being high in salt raises the risk of an early death, according to the huge and ongoing study Global Burden of Disease.
The study, based at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, compiled data from every country in the world and made informed estimates where there were any gaps. Five papers on life expectancy and the causes and risk factors of death and ill health have been published by the Lancet medical journal.
“This is really large,” Dr. Christopher Murray, IHME’s director, told the Guardian. “It is amongst the really big problems in the world. It is a cluster that is getting worse.” While obesity gets attention, he was not sure policymakers were as focused on the area of diet and health in general as they needed to be. “That constellation is a really, really big challenge for health and health systems,” he said.
The problem is often seen as the spread of western diets, taking over from traditional foods in the developing world. But it is not that simple, says Murray. “Take fruit. It has lots of health benefits but only very wealthy people eat a lot of fruit, with some exceptions.” Sugary drinks are known to be harmful to health but eating a lot of red meat, the study finds, is not as big of a risk to health as failing to eat whole grains. “We need to look really carefully at what are the healthy compounds in diets that provide protection,” he said.
People are living longer but spending more of those years in poor health, and obesity is one of the major reasons. More than a billion people worldwide are living with mental health and substance misuse disorders and depression is in the top 10 causes of ill health in all but four countries. “Our findings indicate people are living longer and, over the past decade, we identified substantial progress in driving down death rates from some of the world’s most pernicious diseases and conditions, such as under-age-five mortality and malaria,” said Murray. “Yet, despite this progress, we are facing a triad of trouble holding back many nations and communities – obesity, conflict, and mental illness, including substance use disorders.”
In essence, the study reveals that the processed food/sugary drink industry is now about as dangerous as Big Tobacco.
No surprise here. You cannot eat all of the chemicals that are in processed foods and expect to be healthy for very long. What the ‘average american’ considers good food just boggles my mind.
I remember a time the organization I work for was raising money for the heart association by selling candy, and other assorted packaged ‘snacks’. I couldn’t believe that I was the only one that thought this was idiotic.
This is why I grow my own!!!!!
I just got finished with a 14 day juice cleanse to reboot my system. All those good things like spinach, kale, celery, turmeric, ginger, mint, beets and on and on. Never felt better in my life.
Juice CLEANSE meaning cold pressed juices. Not blended.
The government is OK with anything goes as far as food manufacturing ingredients. The FDA that controls food and drugs are the end result of consuming either without concern that creates exactly the disease and sickness that fits modern day capitalism. Anything goes for profit. Billions of people means billions of profit.
If people know already that the food is suspect, and still eat it, regardless of good advice, they made a conscious choice to poison themselves..Ive got no sympathy or empathy for them. I don’t eat it, I choose not to. I eat less but buy more expensive safe whole foods. a trade off per say. You are what you choose to eat. Suicide by slow ingestion of toxins…what ever floats your casket.
We do grow our own food. However I don’t agree with the article. More folks than ever are living to a ripe old age. In fact the average of the age of the population is getting older every year. Back when I was a teen most of the people my age (66) where already dead. Poisons don’t always kill or even harm humans and other animals. Rasputin was poisoned and it didn’t hardly effect him. Now at present we have rats that are poison resistant. All D con does is worm them and make them healthier. What in trying to say is that the poison myth is alive and well. Ive swallowed gasoline. Worked in the delta where they sprayed everything everywhere. and Im still pretty healthy. Its eating too much fatty food and eating like a pig and not burning it off that’s making folks obese and sick. Everything in on or about the planet is a natural thing. Granted much of it like a snakes venom is harmful to some organic life. However we aint creating anything that doesn’t already exist. In fact not enough people are dying. There are too many humans. And too many of them are parasites usless eaters and gimmie dats.
In the past, I would never drink a soda or eat at McDonalds!! However, since I moved to this new location, I sometimes indulge. At the bottom of the hill where I live now, that’s all they have is junk food!
They purposely have poisoned the food supply, I am sure.
As for fruit, I usually eat fruit about twice/day and I surely am not rich!! I’ve always been very poor!! I have always been a health nut, studied nutrition for years!
I try to eat healthy foods..but don’t.
Canned foods, junk food, etc. are part of most lives.
So, every morning, I have a cup of hot tea and throw in cilantro, an herb that is inexpensive with no taste.
It is known for cleaning the blood of metals.
Use it in as many dishes as possible…chili, spaghetti sauce, pasta salad, meat loaf, soups.
If it cleans metals, reasoning will lead to cleansing of other impurities…don’t get me started on glyphosates–the poison in about everything we eat.
cilantro, an herb… with no taste.
That’s a flat out lie.
For four to 14 percent of the population, cilantro tastes like having your mouth washed out by mom because of gene OR6A2
I’m the 86%!!
Maybe Britain has the solution–no surgery for smokers and the obese??
Go to Ahrens Organics Sustainable Farming on YouTube and I explain and show in detail how to be easily grow your own SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC CHEMICAL FREE FREAL FOOD with easy to follow instructional videos and many more on the way. Your choice disease ridden dumbed down New Babylonian American toxic dump cowards…EAT ORGANIC REAL FOOD OR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL DIE a slow painful death from the American Holocaust and Chemical Culling.
And once again I will add that folks should also check out the site growyourown dot org. Lots of info on growing and preserving your own healthy crops!
Argh! I meant to type “pickyourown” dot org —
NOT “growyourown” ….. sorry folks…..
With all these things killing us, food, medicine, air, etc. we still see the lifespan increasing.
Back when everything was natural, the air clean, and the medical industry pure the average lifespan was around 26-30 years.
Today it is around 68, with significantly longer lifespan in the most “toxic” food and medical environments that were fully vaccine free with only a few poisonous medicines in common use.
Wonder how this can be?
The average age was low then because of CONSTANT WAR, caused by Fallen Angel psychopaths, famine caused by Fallen Angel psychopaths, unsanitary conditions, and lack of knowledge of such things as bacteria and viruses, which is how the Black Plaque killed half of Europe….Good grief does anyone study history anymore?????
Also, the average lifespan of 68 is decreasing every year as the planned chemical culling that began decades ago with GMO chemical hell, fluoridated chemical filled water, and deadly immune system destroying vaccines begins to take effect on the dumbed down, disease ridden, depressed, addicted to everything New Babylonian American toxic dump cowards.
The dumbed down life of a disease ridden drunken bum toxic dump New Babylonian American coward is also now full of diseases like obesity, cancer, diabetes, rashes, allergies, gastro intestinal diseases, alcoholism, opioid addiction, and the list goes on and on.. The diseases are NEVER cured of course and only MANAGED with Big Pharma horror-this is also planned so that the psychopath Fallen Angel monsters from the inner bowels of the pits of hell in Washington DC can get off and enjoy watching the pain and suffering of the New Babylonian American COWARDS for as long as possible.
Ron Ahrens.. watched that video and picked up a lot of tips of how to grow sustainably and healthy food. Thanks
Thanks for watching and we have a lot more on the way, glad we could help
In your intestines live microbes which perform vital functions for our health. Some of the foods we eat contain substances that we can’t digest(fiber). The microbes consume this fiber by fermentation and provide us with vital nutrients and vitamins. You cannot be healthy without the microbes. Any diet must contain fiber. Not only must you be concerned with what you eat but also with how you cook it. Use moist heat methods like pressure cooking, steaming, poaching and boiling. Avoid dry heat methods such as roasting, grilling, frying, and searing. If you eat meat, you should marinate it in a vinegar or lemon based marinade. Advanced Glycation End Products or Glycotoxins lead to plaque formation in your blood vessels (artheriosclerosis).
I was on the paleo diet for over a year. It’s all about eating real food, not processed, and no bread as it greatly causes inflammation. I lost 30 lbs. (in a healthy way), had more muscle tone than I every had in my life, and my health dramatically improved, especially the mental clarity! I got off track about a year ago, but am now getting back into it. There is definitely a difference in how I feel.
I agree that the sport drinks are just as bad as the Tobacco industry. I love the marketing of these drinks. Hey kid drink this and you will be a pro skateboarder.