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Why is eating healthy so hard?

February 1, 2022

Everyone knows they should eat healthier. So why do they have a difficult time doing it?

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The average person could probably recite the recipe for healthy eating: more fruits and vegetables, less red meat and processed foods. It sounds simple enough. Yet Americans still struggle to follow a healthy diet.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death, and obesity rates have grown from 30.5% in 2000 to 42.4% in 2018. Adopting a healthy diet can help combat both of these, but only an estimated 22% of Americans follow the American Heart Association’s dietary recommendations.

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