Food’s impact on quality of life

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Researchers are digging deep to try to figure out just how much time some of the stuff we eat is taking off of our lives.

A recent study found eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while a serving of nuts could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life. We all know the benefits of eating healthy but this really puts things into perspective

“A minute of healthy life is a life free of disease,” said Lisa Moskovitz, a registered dietician and CEO of New York Nutrition Group.

The study published in the journal of Nature Food looked at almost 6,000 foods and

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So what’s their secret? If you were to place a microscope on these communities, you would notice that their diets include a variety of real, whole foods. They also focus on eating at the table, sharing meals with others, and regularly moving their bodies.

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Eating a Hot Dog Can Take 36 Minutes off Your Life | 97.1 WASH-FM

Would you give up 36 minutes of “healthy living” to enjoy a hot dog? That’s the trade-off, according to a new study that finds small changes in our diets could help us live healthier and more sustainably. Researchers from the University of Michigan have released a nutrition index to help Americans plan healthier and more environmentally stable diets.

The study evaluates more than 58-hundred foods, ranking them by their impact on the environment and health burden to humans and how many minutes of healthy life are gained or lost per serving.

  • The foods studied range from 74 minutes lost to 80 minutes gained per serving.
  • The biggest losers? Sugary drinks, hot dogs, burgers, and breakfast sandwiches top the list for most minutes of healthy life lost.
  • And for the largest gains? Fruits, non-starchy vegetables, and cooked grains are among the foods that add the most minutes per serving.
  • More specifically,
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