Research shows that a plant-based diet promotes a healthy immune system, reduces your risk for heart disease and cancer, and protects you against germs and microorganisms. Plant-based foods deliver antioxidants, vitamins, and other essential nutrients that work to lower inflammation in your body, lowering the risk of high blood pressure, and getting rid of minor aches and pains.
Most Americans don't know how much fruits and vegetables they're supposed to eat
Feeling young is great, but acting like an adult means taking care of your health
Nine out of ten respondents reported being concerned about their heart health.
- Immune health (87 percent) and eye health (87 percent) were also top health areas that gave respondents pause.
- Knowing how to eat balanced, nutritional meals proved challenging for a good proportion of respondents.
- Fruits are missing: 26 percent rarely or never consumed fruits.
- Nearly one-quarter of respondents rarely or never eat vegetables.
- Nearly a third of respondents (31 percent) in this age group reported that they rarely or never consumed fish, which USDA recommends people eat two servings of per week.
The biggest challenges of becoming an adult, according to the survey
- Being responsible for my physical health (40%)
- Cooking balanced meals on a regular basis (36%)
- Budgeting (36%)
- Keeping my home clean (34%)
- Buying nutritious food while grocery shopping (34%)
- Neck (54%)
- Joints (51%)
- Back (50%)
- Head (40%)
- Legs (38%)