Unhealthy diets, the world’s biggest killer

Unhealthy diets, the world’s biggest killer

According to WHO, more than half of worldwide deaths were due to the top 10 causes, which include ischemic heart disease, stroke, COPD, lung cancer and diabetes, in addition to mental disease like Alzheimer’s and dementia, road injuries and communicable disease like diarrheal disease and tuberculosis.

The top 5 causes of death can be prevented if we follow a healthy lifestyle and adopt healthy eating habits.

Bad Diets are shortening lives

A large new research suggests that bad diets are shortening lives worldwide, killing more people globally than either smoking of high blood pressure.

Diet and poor nutrition are so critical.  They help drive many health conditions from high blood pressure to type 2 diabetes as well as heart disease. And it’s not only junk food that negatively affects our health, eating processed foods, and not eating certain good foods also adversely affects our health.

Some eating habits with particularly strong links to higher death rates include diets high in sodium, and those low in whole grain, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds.

There are no Miracle Foods

The best diet advice would be to eat fewer processed foods and more “whole” plant-based foods. There are no miracle foods, but an overall healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, legumes and nuts, as well as fiber-rich whole grains, is the best to adopt to prevent and reduce the risk of so many diseases.

Eating more whole, plant based foods, will push out some of the bad things.”

New studies focused on the relationship between various diet factors and disease risk. Consumption of sugary drinks and sodium are too high in nearly all the world.  They found a direct relationship between salty diets and blood pressure, diet and heart disease and type 2 diabetes and its complications, and the effect of diets on the quality of life, longevity and well-being.

It’s never too late to make wise diet changes, but We should not wait until the disease have developed to start making lifestyle changes.