Part of the problem with diet is the results of poor eating/lifestyle doesn't show up till 40ish/50ish. Sure, people feel better with a better diet, more exercise, better sleep but life altering health effects aren't seen until the 50 year old is hospitalized for that non healing leg ulcer that turns out to be uncontrolled diabetes and a few months later winds up with an amputation. typically, most are able to control any health issues with a few pills until the heart attack, stroke, amputation occurs after 40, 50, 60 years of crappy diet. Even then, the majority won't make changes. Because at that point, they are defeated. Try telling a 50 year old without a leg if only they would control their diet and eat better............It's too late.
Most people just don't think about the effects until it is too late. We have an idea of invincible I'll never be sick or die attitude until bamm, we are sick from stuff that could have been prevented with the right diet.
I don't have any answers. Getting people to make the connection between diet and health issues is hard.
If all those things you mentioned were just caused by poor eating habits, I might agree somewhat with what you are saying. However, overall health isn't that simple. There are numerous factors besides diet that can have an impact on your health including, exercise or lack thereof, heredity and hormones. And some people eat a poor diet their entire lives an never suffer from health issues. I agree that eating healthier in general is a good things, but the 50 year old with diabetes and an amputated leg might have also have inherited the tendency to have diabetes or have had other issues that contributed to the loss of the leg such as a smoking habit.
Edited by leeannpal, 13 February 2018 - 06:41 PM.