The American Heart Association is a nonprofit organization that funds cardiovascular research. The American Heart Association’s mission involves raise consumer health (reducing death from heart disease and stroke) by educating consumers on health eating. On the American Heart Association’s website, you can find pages which proffer specialized recommendations on diet and nutrition: “Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations” and “Suggested Servings from Each Food Group”.

American Heart Association

Unfortunately, the American Heart Association’s recommendation’s appeal to conventional American lifestyles and foods. Those foods- fleshy meat products, dairy, eggs and butters- have been proven to be inappropriate for routine consumption as they contribute to heart disease, diabetes and Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a condition characterized by intravenous clogs or blockages. In future publications, the American Heart Association should take two facts into consideration. Firstly, that meal plans based on conventional American diets are likely to be nutritionally sub-optimal. Secondly, meats are classified as carcinogens and that there is a correlation between meat consumption and risks of cancer.

The American Heart Association Must Exclude Animal Products

While animal food products are an easily accessible and an integral part of American food customs, those foods are generally unsafe for habitual consumption. All nutrients found in animal foods and products are can be sourced from plant-based alternative. Ipso facto, promoting animal products for general (or cardiovascular) health is beyond objectionable. As an organization of the United States, the American Heart Association must recognize the impact that American foods and lifestyles have on the health of its citizens. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease was the leading cause of mortality in the United States in 2019; this is by far not a new concern.

The CDC sites high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, specific types of cancer and death as potential risks for individuals that are obese compare to those with in a healthy weight range. At minimum, the American Heart Association can remove foods that have been proven to provoke health risks and obesity.

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