Balanced Meal

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 out of 50 states here in the United States had an obesity prevalence of over twenty five percent and 18 out of 50 states had an obesity prevalence of over thirty percent.

FIUSM Student Thoughts: The “western” diet is killing us

The “western” diet is one that is high in processed foods, with big features from overconsumption of refined sugars, sodium, saturated fats, animal protein and few plant-based fibers. Ian Myles from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases describes this diet as “a trend aided by the move towards a culture of fast food.”