The Sad American Diet Picture

According to a national healthy-eating index, American adults scored only 60% when compared with the 2005 dietary guidelines! Not a passing grade! Scores for whole grains, dark green, and orange vegetables were especially low. Those for calories from sugar, sodium, and alcohol reflected excessive intakes. The good news: women tended to eat healthier diets than men.

PositiveTip: Eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains and lower sugar, sodium, and alcohol intake to improve your health.