Evidence-Based Eating Guide: A Healthy Living Resource from Dr. Greger & NutritionFacts.org


The number one cause of death in America is the American diet.1 Many people assume that our manner of death is preprogrammed into our genes. High blood pressure by fifty-five, heart attacks at sixty, maybe even cancer at seventy, and so on… But for most of the leading causes of death, the science shows that our genes often account for only 10-20% of the risk at most.2 For example, when people move from low-risk to high-risk countries, their disease rates almost always change to those of the new environment. New diet, new diseases. But the reverse is also true. If we’re eating the Standard American Diet and switch to a diet higher in whole plant foods, such as fruits and vegetables, this may lower your risk.

The Evidence-Based Eating Guide: A Healthy Living Resource from Dr. Greger & NutritionFacts.orgh is a tool designed to help make the switch to a healthier lifestyle more simple. It’s an easy to understand guide with applicable information for eating healthier, including a breakdown of Dr. Greger’s Traffic Light Eating, tips for using Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen checklist, sample menus, and more.

We hope that this guide will serve as a tool alongside NutritionFacts.org to help you, your loved ones, and your patients improve the length and quality of their lives.


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