Approximately 1.7 million (2.8%) of deaths worldwide are attributable to low fruit and vegetable consumption. In fact diets that are poor in fruit and vegetables or content high level of sugar, processed foods or sodium are one of the major risk factors for non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and other conditions linked to obesity.
To ovoid these diseases the World Health Organization recommends to:
· eat more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains.
· minimize salt, sugar and fats intake
· choose unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats in order to eliminate trans-fatty acids.