03/07/2017 09:34 am ET
Americans do not eat properly. In an economy and culture of abundance, the population appears almost plagued by obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and various afflictions that are a consequence of poor nutrition and inadequate exercise. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in fact, estimates that 2 of every 3 adults in America is either overweight or obese, and about one third of children and adolescents between ages 6 and 19 are considered are in the same categories. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) also reports that 29 million Americans have diabetes, often because of poor diet and lack of exercise.