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Stat!: If Food Is Our Medicine, No Wonder So Many of Us Are Sick

Posted Apr 09 2010 7:04am

Let food be your medicine. – Hippocrates


Amount of fruit the average American eats each day as a percent of the amount recommended by the USDA: 40 percent

Amount of dairy: 60

Vegetables: 80

Meat: 120

Grains: 130


Source: Grist


And according to a short item in the New York Times,

Americans eat 31 percent more packaged food than fresh food, and they consume more packaged food per person than their counterparts in nearly all other countries. A sizable part of the American diet is ready-to-eat meals, like frozen pizzas and microwave dinners, and sweet or salty snack foods.


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Filed under: Food , nutrition , statistics Tagged: carbohydrates , Food , packaged food , processed food , USDA
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