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Is it this difficult to know what to eat Americans? Just don't eat processed food and don't abuse with only one type of food ffs.



This is a case where I'm inclined not to blame the Americans. The modal human eats a more or less traditional diet that coevolved with them over a very long period. Unsurprisingly, Japanese in Japan do pretty well on their diet, Greeks in Greece do pretty well (though not as well) on theirs, and so forth. Japanese in the US show pathologies like obesity at elevated levels compared to the ones in Japan. The American diet is a pretty recent phenomenon and hasn't settled.

The quest for the one perfect diet which is optimally healthy for everyone in the world, though, is obviously misguided.


> The quest for the one perfect diet which is optimally healthy for everyone in the world, though, is obviously misguided.

I'm not talking about what the country eats but more on a personal level. At my workplace everyone eats meat and most of them eat junk food but I am vegetarian and I look after what I eat.

I don't wanna sound like a hippie, but just listen to your body and be conscious of what it likes and how you feel after eating certain kind of foods.

Personally speaking, after eating junk food I feel like shit. Voila!


>Japanese in the US show pathologies like obesity at elevated levels compared to the ones in Japan. The American diet is a pretty recent phenomenon and hasn't settled. //

Are countries with a higher degree of capitalism in general or a greater profit motive in their food production more likely to have diet that leads to poor outcomes?


You know, Japan itself is ranked 22nd in the Heritage index of economic freedom ("degree of capitalism") for 2016.

And a raw country-to-country comparison of health outcomes will be badly confounded by the effect of race. Japanese in the US perform worse on health metrics than Japanese in Japan. They still do better than whites in the US.


Gosh, those silly, stupid Americans. What will they get themselves into next?

> Just don't eat processed food

So...

Don't eat canned food. Don't eat frozen food. Don't eat packaged food, often labeled "natural" or "organic." [1]

[1] http://www.foodinsight.org/sites/default/files/what-is-a-pro...

ffs, maybe if Americans just ate like Europeans, everything would be fine.

Oh wait a second...

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/c...

Hmm...


>Don't eat canned food. Don't eat frozen food. Don't eat packaged food, often labeled "natural" or "organic." [1]

Learn how to cook mister, just like real grown ups do!

I'm sorry to say but if you are eating a certain way and it is hurting your body and you don't have the right mindset to change your lifestyle no matter if you are european/american you need to stop eating that. I know obesity is more of a concern in america. And I know most of the junk food origins from usa (mcdonalds for ex).


Troll?

>Learn how to cook mister, just like real grown ups do!

Patronizing. Do you know real grown ups can cook bad foods at home too? Not everything cooked from scratch is healthy!

>I'm sorry to say but if you are eating a certain way and it is hurting your body and you don't have the right mindset to change your lifestyle no matter if you are european/american you need to stop eating that.

JUST BE HEALTHY, FAT PEOPLE! You don't need any education about macro/micro-nutrients, food portions, exercise routines, and/or preparation.

>I know obesity is more of a concern in america.

Compared to what? There are 10+ countries with obesity rates higher than America.

>And I know most of the junk food origins from usa (mcdonalds for ex).

You have to be kidding me.


> Not everything cooked from scratch is healthy!

No shit Sherlock. I'm talking about cooked-home food. If you can't make the decision of what you should cook, what you need and what is healthy and how to do it then you're better off eating the shit they serve you at mcdonalds in that case.

>JUST BE HEALTHY, FAT PEOPLE! You don't need any education about macro/micro-nutrients, food portions, exercise routines, and/or preparation.

Actually you don't need to be a rocket scientist to eat properly/healthy. I'm sorry to tell you that. Internet is full of recepies etc. And I'm not talking about exercises at all, why do you bring that into discussion?

>You have to be kidding me.

No I'm not. Look at the origin of companies controlling unhealthy foodchain.




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