Food Can Build You Up, Or Tear You Down!

Foods that harm our bodies.


An article from Lindsey Tanner, AP, talks about foods that will lead us in the direction of poor health, along with foods that we need.

Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes, the study suggests.

“Good” foods that were under-eaten include: nuts and seeds, seafood rich in omega-3 fats including salmon and sardines; fruits and vegetables; and whole grains.

“Bad” foods or nutrients that were over-eaten include salt and salty foods; processed meats including bacon, bologna and hot dogs; red meat including steaks and hamburgers; and sugary drinks.

For a long time, research has shown that diets rich in certain foods will lead to a healthier life, while those who eat poorly will most likely have poor health.

The study showed that salt was a problem, as most of us know.

In the study, too much salt was the biggest problem, linked with nearly 10 percent of the deaths. Overeating processed meats and undereating nuts and seeds and seafood each were linked with about 8 percent of the deaths.

More and more we are finding that healthy eating is directly related to good health.  It’s time we all started taking a first hand approach to our health!

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