The problem Put simply, the average person's diet today, is a big problem and is causing an increase in illnesses, from various cancers and heart disease, to obesity, cognitive function and inflammatory disorders. These health issues arise due to the: - overconsumption of food produced from animals (meat and dairy) - overconsumption of processed food containing little to no nutrients - overconsumption of saturated fats - overconsumption of sugar (too many soft drinks!) - underconsumption of fruits and vegetables - underconsumption of nutritiously dense food.
Additionally, the antibiotic use that occurs within factory farming also has a significant health impact on our population - the overuse of antibiotics in animals that we get our meat and dairy from, creates superbug resistance to antibiotics within humans (Source: PETA).
The lack of education and mis-information when it comes to food and health plays a big factor. Food labelling is confusing, contradictory and difficult for us al; the way companies advertise has resulted in consumers not getting the full, true picture.
That age old saying is really true; you are what you eat (or more specifically, what your body absorbs!).
Eat mainly whole foods: minimise packaged / processed foods, or better still, avoid them all together.
Learn how to read labels: put simply, if it's a convoluted word or a bunch of numbers, it's best to avoid it.
Treat yourself sometimes, not every day: it's OK to eat 'sometimes food' sometimes.