It’s Time To Care About Nutrition Again
When did we stop caring about nutrition?
And, even more importantly, why did we stop caring about nutrition?
Pew Research Center did a study on American diet habits, and while it’s no secret that many of us realize that this country is by no means the healthiest in the world, it’s also apparent that many people also don’t realize just how bad it is getting. This study by Pew found that:
- Daily calorie intake is up 23% over the last 40 years
- Almost half of our calorie intake comes from either flour and grains or fats and oils groups
- 58% of people surveyed said that they should probably be eating healthier than they currently are
And despite the fact that people are eating more and more in this country, they’re not choosing the foods that actually give the body what it needs: vitamins and minerals. That’s blatantly apparent by the rise in daily calories from our over-processed flour and grains as well as the (usually unhealthy) fats and oils that Americans consume on a daily basis.
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
Another study was published by Oregon State University that specifically focused on micronutrient inadequacies within the U.S.