Recent weight stats for the US are growing — literally. According to the CDC, the obesity rate for US adults is 40% and 30% of American adults are overweight.
Leah A. Frame, PhD, MHS, a researcher at George Washington University, has researched several food trends and concluded that, as our food becomes more and more processed, the rate of obesity rises. She suggests that we prioritize nutrition over convenience.
Instead of treating the consequences of obesity with medications, Frame advises using food as medicine.
Instead of choosing foods that are packed with fillers and empty calories, put more food in your food by eating foods that are loaded with nutrients and fiber.
By Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LDMarch 2020 Nutrition Newsletter