“The Scientific Consensuson a Healthy Diet” About a decade ago, the American HeartAssociation expressed concern that their 2020 target of improvingcardiovascular health by 20 percent by 2020[ would] not be reachedif current trends continue[ d ]. By 2006, most people werealready not inhaling, and had nearly achievedtheir goal for utilization. But when it came to healthy dietscore, only about one per cent got a 4 or 5 out of their0 to 5 diet caliber value, and thats with so-calledideal criteria of like sucking less than four and a halfcups of soda a week.In the last decade theysaw a lump up to like 1 percent of Americans even reachingthose kinds of basic criteria. But given their vigorous goalof improving that by 20 percent by 2020, they hoped to turn that1 percentage into about 1.2 percent! Okay, so howd we do? Tells look at the 2019 revise, and it was like weve slippeddown to as low-spirited as one in a thousand you cant even look the lettuce anymore. And American teenages “ve got a big” fat zero. No wonder, perhaps, that for allmortality-based metrics, the U.S. grade diminished 27 th or 28 thamong 34[ industrialized] countries. Citizens living in countrieswith a substantially lower[ GDP] and health expenditure[ s] per capita . . . have lower mortality rates than thosein the United Government. Slovenia overpowered us by threecountries, coming in at 24 th in life expectancy to our 27 th.And more recently we seem to have slipped to 43 rd, eventhough we spend trillions on health caremore than anyone else. Whats the leading risk factorfor death in the United Country? What we eat. The standard Americandiet is just to die forliterally. Those trillions in health care spendingarent addressing the root cause.Look at some of these beautifullung cancer death curves. It made decades to finally turn the corner, but its so nice to finally discover those slips. When are we going tosee the same with diet? Approximately 80 percent ofchronic disease and premature death could be prevented by notsmoking, being physically active, and to put into practice ahealthful dietary decoration. But what exactly ismeant by healthy diet? Regrettably, what we hearabout nutrition in the media is often inconsistent and confusing.There[ s a] pressurewithin today’s competitive journalism market for sensationalism. There may even be a disincentiveto present the facts in context to sell more periodicals. And thispaper was written back in 1997 before the entice of clickbait headlines. In point, about three-quartersof a century ago it was noted that unfortunately, the subjectof nutrition seems to have a special appeal to thecredulous, the social zealot and, in the commercial plain, the unscrupulous, a combining calculated to strikedespair in the hearts of the somber, objective scientist. The most crucial[ health care] question[ we face may be] our poverty-stricken life choicesbased on misinformation. Its like the climate change deniers; health dietary suggestion[ is] overshadowed by reviewers, diet books,[ manufacture interests ], and misguided informationin the media. Maybe what we need islike an IPCC( Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) of nutrition.These epoches[ n] o single expert, regardless of academic prestige or reputation, has the prominenceto overcome the obstacles created by confusing mediamessages and[ effectively] deliver the fundamental principles ofhealthy living to the public. However, what if there wasa world coalition consisting of a variety of nutrition professionals, who collectively represent the views held by themajority of scientists, physicians, and health practitioners? It could serve as the guidingresource of chime nutrition information for improved state andprevention of disease. Boom! The True HealthInitiative was conceived for that stated purpose. A nonprofitcoalition of hundreds of experts from dozens of countriesagreeing to a consensus account on the fundamentals of healthy living. Check outhttps :// www.truehealthinitiative.org /. Spoiler alertthe healthiest dietis one generally comprised predominantly of minimally processed weeds ..