Not Eating Good Food Worse Than Eating Bad Food
People in almost every global region and income bracket would do well to recalibrate their diets — not only to reduce sugar and sodium but also to boost intakes of whole grains and fruits. In fact, of the 11 million deaths in 2017 attributed to dietary factors, more were associated with inadequate intakes of healthy foods than with superfluous consumption of unhealthy ones, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2017 (GBD 2017) study, published online April 3 in The Lancet. Righting that dietary imbalance might potentially prevent more than 1 in 5 deaths worldwide.
@abhiroop Globally, the largest deficiencies in healthy food consumption were related to nuts, seeds, milk, and whole grains, whereas sugary drinks, processed meats, and sodium were overconsumed. The findings are based on combined analyses of data from epidemiologic studies.