Is Your Diet In Need Of Improvement?

by SKHC Editor on April 28, 2011

Nearly 85 million adults ranked nutritional value as a main concern in deciding what to eat and drink. Younger people ranked price and value as their priority. Older people were concerned with taste and freshness. Regardless of personal preferences all these generations had one thing in common: an understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet and lifestyle.

People understand eating well-balanced meals, getting regular exercise, moderation, limiting/avoiding foods with saturated fat, cholesterol or trans fats, and drinking at least eight glasses of water per day is important. However, knowing and doing are two different things.

Can you guess who has the least healthy diets? Believe it or not, people aged 21 – 54 have the least healthful diets. Although they know what’s good for them doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve stopped buying the chips and soda. The biggest holes in people’s diets are an insufficient intake of fruits, vegetables and dairy products, not to mention the overconsumption of total fats.

Nearly 170 million people (that’s four of five adults) have diets that are in need of improvement. Make an effort to be that special one. Your body will thank you for it.


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The Peaceful Child August 24, 2011 at 3:07 am

I am a Holistic RN who specializes in Nutrition & Toxin Avoidance for children. The best advice I could ever give anyone who is seeking better health is, “If you can’t read the ingredient label of a food DON’T EAT IT!” And I couldn’t agree more that people need to be eating more fruits and veggies. However, they have to be free of pesticides. Clinical studies have proven that pesticides significantly lower a child’s IQ and increase the risk of childhood cancers. Our food supply is way too chemicalized to be called anything but health promoting.

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