Food is a large factor in living a long, healthy life, and many Americans are eating diets that are harmful to their overall health.
A study published in Circulation looked at participants who either fell under the category of a “Western” diet, which is heavy in red meat, processed foods, refined grains, and sugar, or a “Prudent” diet, which is mostly made up of legumes, vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and whole grains.
After an 18-year follow-up, researchers found that those who were adherent to the prudent diet saw a 17% decrease in total mortality risk a 28% lower risk of cardiovascular disease death.
The study also found that those on the Western diet had a 21% increase in total mortality and a 22% increase in cardiovascular disease mortality as well.
So, if diet plays a key role in how long we live, then which foods are the best