Too much salt – and not enough whole grains, fruits and vegetables – may be shaving years off our lives, a new analysis suggests. Photo: Alamy

Unhealthy diets kill more people globally than smoking cigarettes, study says

  • Research found that 11 million people die each year around the world due, at least in part, to certain foods or lack thereof
  • Israel ranked in the top spot in terms of the least number of diet-related deaths. France and Spain ranked second and third
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Too much salt – and not enough whole grains, fruits and vegetables – may be shaving years off our lives, a new analysis suggests. Photo: Alamy
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Freshly harvested yacon. The tuber tastes sweet, but has few calories and is mostly indigestible by humans, making it ideal for dieters and diabetics.

How the wonder tuber from the Andes, yacon, took root in the Himalayas

  • Yacon is being feted as a new dietary wonder food because its carbohydrates provide few calories to the human digestive system
  • Originally from South America, it is now being grown commercially around the world, including in Sikkim, India’s organic state
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Freshly harvested yacon. The tuber tastes sweet, but has few calories and is mostly indigestible by humans, making it ideal for dieters and diabetics.
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