We’ve all heard our mothers say “You are what you eat!” But as children, we look at that hotdog thinking yeah right. But, there is so much truth and wisdom in that statement. If you eat nothing but toxic, processed food, pretty soon your body will become toxic and sick. The American diet is the best testament to this.
The standard American diet, known generally as the Western diet, is largely based on animal products and processed foods. The diet is high in calories and saturated fat served in over-sized portions. Dairy products such as milk, cheese and ice cream figure prominently, as does beef and poultry. The average American eats 60 pounds of beef each year. Highly refined grains, including cereal, pasta, snack foods and baked goods are a major component of this diet and often a significant source of sodium or added sugars.
According to the Centers for Disease Control,
“About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing nearly 380,000 people annually. Every year about 720,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 515,000 are a first heart attack and 205,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack. Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.”
Heart disease is not the only thing that plagues Americans. Because of the standard diet in this country, we have one of the highest rates of osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, and the list goes on…. Most Americans are deficient in minerals. Minerals are a vital part of health. I take Daily Dose Organic Super Greens everyday! After about a week of taking it, you will begin to notice your nails, skin, and hair all look better. Small little age spots will start fading. It’s just an amazing product!