January 2013 Issue

The Power of Plants

It looks like we’re spreading our poor nutrition habits around the world. We now know that the modern, industrialized food pattern, characterized by high levels of saturated fats, added sugars, refined grains and animal products, and low levels of plant foods, is increasingly prevalent across the world. This dietary pattern, known as the Western diet, is linked with a higher risk of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and obesity. The World Health Organization reported in 2011 that 63 percent of the world’s deaths were attributed to such chronic diseases.

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