Unhealthy diet is responsible for majority of heart disease and premature deaths
A study conducted from 1995-2017 over 195 countries, that looked at nine million deaths caused by heart attacks and angina has shown that seven out of ten deaths were caused by poor diet.
This means that a poor diet caused more deaths than high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, drinking and lack of exercise, making it the number one avoidable killer.
Of the nine million deaths that were studied, results showed that six million of them could have been avoided if better diets were eaten. This means reducing the intake of processed foods, sugary drinks, trans and saturated fats and added salt and sugar. Whilst increasing intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, nuts and whole grains.