The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center for public health at the University of Washington.
This institute has now published a clearly arranged and very important infographics  on healthy nutrition. The information they provide in the graphics is based on the detailed analysis of a very important study. This is because the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 is the most comprehensive global study on the health effects of nutrition. Moreover, it is based on more than 9,000 country years of data.
It appears that poor nutrition causes more deaths than any other risk factor. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, one in five lives could be saved each year through a healthier diet.
A healthy diet saves lives, therefore it is recommended:
- Fruit 200-300 g per day: corresponds to about two to three small apples
- Whole grain products 100-150 g per day: corresponds to about three to five slices of 100% whole grain bread
- Nuts and seeds 16-25 g per day: corresponds to about 13 walnut halves
- Vegetables 290-430 g per day: corresponds to about five to seven medium-sized carrots
- Salt: not more than 3 g per day
As we can see, a balanced, plant-based diet not only contributes to existing health, but can even save lives. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation writes about this:
“Healthier diets could save one in five lives every year.”
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GBD 2017 Diet Collaborators. Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet. 3 April 2019. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30954305/ (Abruf 24. November 2020)
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