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8 Food Habits You Should Stop As A Man If You Want To Live Long.

According to a March 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, eating too much or too little of particular foods is linked to around 45.4% of deaths from heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes, the top three killers in the U.S. (JAMA). Discover which eating practices have the biggest effects on your longevity by reading on.

1. Too Much Red Meat

4.2 percent of diabetes-related deaths in 2012 were attributed to a high meat intake. It's not all horrible, though. Less than 1% of deaths linked to diet were actually caused by red meat. Red meat is a rich source of protein and a range of other minerals, including B vitamins, iron, and zinc.

There isn't a set amount of red meat you should consume, but the American Institute for Cancer Research advises keeping your weekly intake to fewer than 18 ounces. It's important to keep in mind that quality counts: Avoid factory-farmed meat, lean slices of grass-fed red meat, and processed meats (the risks of which will be covered later in this article).

2. Too Many Solid Fats

According to the JAMA study, a diet heavy in solid fats contributed to 2.3 percent of diet-related fatalities from cardiometabolic conditions like stroke, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. At room temperature, solid fats including beef tallow, butter, shortening, coconut oil, and palm oil are solid. According to, they have higher levels of trans and saturated fats than oils. They can therefore increase your risk of heart disease and elevate your bad (LDL) cholesterol. Choose heart-healthy oils instead, including avocado or olive oil.

3. Too Many Refined Grains

5.9% of the deaths examined were related to consuming too few whole grains and too many processed grains.

The complete grain kernel is present in whole grains such whole-wheat flour, bulgur, oatmeal, and brown rice. The bran and germ are eliminated during the processing of refined grains like pasta, white rice, and white bread, giving the grains a finer texture and longer shelf life.

4. Too Many Sugary Beverages

More early deaths among persons between the ages of 25 and 64 were linked to sodas and other sugary drinks than any other dietary component. Sugary drinks were responsible for 7.4% of deaths overall, affecting more males than women.

Drinks heavy in sugar are linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and tooth decay, and the Boston Public Health Commission reports that women who consume one or more sugary drinks per day have an almost double the risk of developing diabetes compared to those who consume one or fewer.

5. Not Enough Fruit

According to, fruits are a great source of potassium, vitamin C, folic acid, and dietary fiber—all important nutrients that are frequently under-consumed.

For 7.5% of the diet-related cardiometabolic fatalities examined, the daily recommended fruit intake was skipped. Every day, advises consuming between 1 1/2 and 2 cups of fruit.

6. Not Enough Vegetables

It seems that our parents were right to advise us to eat more vegetables. 7.6% of the deaths examined were attributable to inadequate vegetable intake. Vegetables, like fruits, are low in calories and fat, and none of them contain cholesterol. According to, which suggests eating around 2 1/2 cups of veggies each day, they are loaded with essential nutrients like potassium, fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

7. Too Much Processed Meat

8.2% of all diet-related deaths that were examined were caused by eating too much processed meat. Cold cuts, sausage, bacon, and hot dogs are examples of processed meats, which are preserved by smoking, curing, salting, or adding preservatives, according to the American Heart Association.

According to Alicja Wolk, D.M.SC., professor in the Institute of Environmental Medicine's Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, processed meat additives like salt, nitrates, and phosphates are to blame for consumers' increased risk of heart failure.

8. Too Much Sodium

High sodium consumption ranked first among diet-related cardiometabolic mortality in 2012, accounting for 9.5% of the 318,656 fatalities examined. Deaths from salt were most common among people over 65.

Your body retains water when you consume sodium, and the American Heart Association warns that having too much water in your system can strain your heart and blood vessels.

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