Good article. I agree with everything in it. I hope that in future more and more people are going to adopt healthier lifestyles! I mean, it is well known what makes a healthy lifestyle. People need lots of encouragement and motivation to live up to it. To reach this motivation may be rather difficult for some people. Still, you can only try your best to change things. We do need farmers, but we also need doctors to promote healthier lifestyles and who can help us, when we get sick. After all, even with a healthy lifestyle one might get sick or injured sometimes and end up needing the care of the medical profession!
Source – motherjones.com
How the American Diet Turbocharges COVID-19
The pandemic’s toll is further proof that we’re eating ourselves sick.
Before the coronavirus hit in early 2020, a quieter epidemic was already taking its toll across the United States: the near-universal prevalence of diet-related maladies. More than half of the calories Americans consume come from “ultraprocessed” foods that are shot through with added sugars and fats and are associated with weight gain. Pile those on top of our sedentary lifestyle, and the result is that almost 90 percent of adults have a sign of metabolic dysfunction—including high blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar—and more than 40 percent are obese. In the pandemic’s first five months, the US had a 39 percent higher mortality rate than Europe, where the obesity rate is half ours.
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