The Five Most Important Dietary Tweaks

Generally, adherence to healthy lifestyle patterns has decreased during the last 18 years. Obesity is up, exercise is down, and the number of people eating just five servings of fruits and veggies a day dropped like a rock. And we didn’t start out that great to begin with.

Only 3% of Americans at the turn of the 21st century had the following four healthy lifestyle characteristics:

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Most Nutritious Fruits & Veggies Ranked. See Who's Number 1

The CDC's new study "Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach" ranks the most nutrient rich foods you can eat.

By Daniel Hills/The Intelligent Optimist

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Man shopping for apples in produce aisle of grocery store.
03/28/2017
Generally, adherence to healthy lifestyle patterns has decreased during the last 18 years. Obesity is up, exercise is down, and the number of people eating just five servings of fruits and... read more
06/27/2014
The CDC's new study "Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach" ranks the most nutrient rich foods you can eat. By Daniel Hills/The Intelligent Optimist... read more
Man shopping for apples in produce aisle of grocery store.
03/28/2017
Generally, adherence to healthy lifestyle patterns has decreased during the last 18 years. Obesity is up, exercise is down, and the number of people eating just five servings of fruits and... read more
06/27/2014
The CDC's new study "Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach" ranks the most nutrient rich foods you can eat. By Daniel Hills/The Intelligent Optimist... read more