Typical American diets exceed the recommended intake levels in four categories: calories from fats and sugars, refined grains, sodium, and saturated fats. Diets high in fast food and low in whole foods such as fruits and vegetables are leading to unhealthy habits passed from generation to generation, not to mention the numerous health risks. Offering healthy choices to building occupants and encouraging a nutritious diet while at home can make a big difference. Nutritional programs for students and employees can help get healthy foods where they are needed most – about 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts, or a geographic area where affordable and nutritious food is hard to obtain.
Organic food has real nutritional benefits
This conclusion has emerged from the Newcastle study, the most comprehensive scientific analysis of organic food to date. Officially called “Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses” by Barański et al., the study is based on an analysis of 343 peer-reviewed studies from around the world that compare the effects of eating organic versus conventional food.
Famine in Africa: All You Need to Know
It is 2017. In this time and age of plenty, no one should be dying of starvation… Not when hundreds of tons of food waste ends up in landfills on a daily basis in the more fortunate parts of the world. But shockingly, millions of people today are facing one of the worst famines in history leading to an acute humanitarian crisis.