16 Ways American Diet Has Changed Over the Last Year

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The American diet is not a healthy one. Typical eating patterns don’t match current dietary guidelines set by federal health agencies, according to the Department of Health. The majority of people don’t eat enough vegetables or fruits, yet eat too much sugar, saturated fats, and salt.

Whether it is to lose weight for appearance’s sake or for health, people sometimes change their diet. Food trends develop every year, and 2019 was no exception. 24/7 Tempo spoke to nutritionists with years of experience to find out how American diet has changed over the last year.

Many people go to great lengths to shed a few pounds – from following very restrictive diets that health experts warn are not sustainable long-term to spending a lot of money on foods that ingredients labels deceivingly describe as healthy. Fad diets seem to be popping up in greater numbers these days, but the basics of healthy eating are simple — these are 29 healthy eating habits that will change your life.