Many individuals in today’s world have a hole or gap in their diet that is possibly detrimental to their health in some aspect. In a recent new study, it is estimated that over 11 million people a year die from a poor or bad diet far out weighing even smoking. Researcher Ashkan Afshin of the University of Washington has weighed in on the subject and is a strong believer that the issues at large are simply what people are not eating and not what they are eating. He believes that a simple lack of whole grains and fruits could account for 5 million or so of these deaths each year. It is now believed through this science that a poor diet is far more dangerous to your overall health than smoking.
So, what can be done to combat these issues across the world especially in developing countries and impoverished areas? There has never been a time like the present to understand and prove how well dietary supplementation could work in changing the world. With much of the dietary issues being simple fixes around the world and even in our owns backs yards. A simple multi vitamin and a fruits and greens product could end up adding 10-20 years to your life without you even knowing it. Combine this with some cardiovascular activity and you could be on your way to your 90s.
With all of the data pointing to one thing a poor diet that is the number one killer of people, I think it is time everyone takes an inventory of their daily, weekly and monthly food intakes to see where they are failing or selling themselves short. With technology, you can track everything on your own and get a very good idea of your nutritional short comings and strength. If you are not confinement in this head down to your local nutritionist. Like with everything experimentation is a good way to work through many of these problems and start working towards solutions!