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Study Reveals Small Dietary Changes to Help Live Longer

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Nature Food on August 18, 2021. The study evaluated 5,853 foods, ranking them by their nutritional disease burden and their environmental impact.

Researchers developed the Health Nutritional Index to quantify health effects in minutes of life gained or lost. The foods evaluated ranged from 74 minutes lost to 80 minutes of life gained per serving.The study authors found that eating 10% fewer daily calories from beef and processed meats had significant health and environmental benefits.

Substituting these foods for fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and certain seafood resulted in a 33% reduction in dietary carbon footprint.

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