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75 Percent of Americans Say They Eat Healthy — Despite Evidence To The Contrary

(The Salt, NPR) We're living at a time when more than 80 percent of Americans fail to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. At the same time, many Americans overeat refined grains and sugar.
This may help explain why the obesity rate seems stuck. The most recent estimate is that 36 percent of adults in the U.S. are obese.
But, as a nation, we seem to have our blinders on. Despite much evidence to the contrary, most Americans say they have a healthy diet…
Are Americans confused about what constitutes a healthy diet? Do they say one thing, but do another? Or perhaps it's a matter of portion size: We may be choosing foods that are healthy in moderation, but are eating too much of them.
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