Which “foods”, common in Western diets, areunderlying causes of many chronic diseases?
“122 million American adults are overweight or obese which increasestheir chances of developing high blood pressure. Anyone can develophigh blood pressure. But these factors increase the risk
: beingoverweight or obese, being physically inactive, high salt andsodium intake, low potassium intake (due to not eating enoughfruits and vegetables), excessive alcohol consumption, anddiabetes.
High blood pressure can lead to numerous other life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure,the #1, #3, and #9 causes of death in the United States.” National Heart,Lung, and Blood Institute and National High Blood Pressure EducationProgram. http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/mission/abouthbp/abouthbp.htm Today’s’ average diet consists of all these risk factors and more, withevery meal.Meals are usually served with oversized portions of meat that give thebody anexcess of protein which can put great strain on the kidneys, createmuscular defectsand chronic skin conditions. The extra amino acids compete forabsorption and