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US Foods That Are Prohibited in Some Countries

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1 Skittles

American kids eat Skittles as a right of passage.

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However, these seemingly innocent candies are banned in Norway and Sweden because they contain excessive artificial colors that cause allergic reactions and cause hyperactivity in children. Scandinavian countries have better results when it comes to child education and higher education. Coincidence?

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Food Stats

Did you know that according to a survey conducted by the U.S. government about the eating habits of its citizens, they have very bad nutritional habits.

  • About 3 out of 4 Americans do not eat enough vegetables, fruits, dairy products and good fats every day.
  • The majority of Americans eat too much of foods filled with sugar, saturated fats and salt.
  • While more than half of the U.S. population consumes the right amount, if not slightly more than the recommended amount, of grains and protein, they do not follow the recommendations for subgroups of these food categories.

When we know that good nutrition is the basis of optimal health, these results are distressing, even worrying. With our various articles about food, you will be able to improve your diet for a healthier and more balanced life!