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Why Do 90 Percent of People Eat Garbage?

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Story at-a-glance -

  • A recent report from the CDC reveals nearly 90 percent of people surveyed did not eat adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables to support optimal health
  • The food industry has used research and advertising to build an extensive consumer base; the Partnership for Healthier America is fighting back with a fruit and vegetable campaign designed to tempt more people to eat healthy foods
  • To improve your eating habits, consider shopping along the perimeter of the store; choose a variety of foods and learn techniques to deal with stress that may drive some of your cravings for sugar and unhealthy fats

By Dr. Mercola

Junk food is a multibillion-dollar industry. In his book, “Fast Food Nation,” Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist and best-selling author, describes how nearly 90 percent of America's budget is spent on junk food. What is more appalling is that nearly 60 percent of food eaten in America are ultra-processed, convenience foods that can be purchased at your local gas station. These processed foods also account for nearly 90 percent of the consumption of added sugar in the U.S.

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