You are what you eat—and what you’re eating can either prolong or shave years off your life span. In fact, the majority of Americans are not consuming a nutritionally balanced diet. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than one in ten U.S. adults and adolescents consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables—and about half of adults drink a sugary beverage on a daily basis. Americans have one of the shortest life expectancies compared to other high-income countries around the globe. And one of the main reasons concluded that longevity is tied to five lifestyle factors, diet being one.

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