A new study found that poor dietary habits — basically eating too much of certain foods and not enough of others — is associated with death from heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
Based on the study findings, we should probably all eat more fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, omega-3 fats from seafood, and heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats.
Aaand at the same time, we probably want to cut back on sodium, processed meat, and sugar-sweetened beverages.
But don't panic. This doesn't mean that with every bit of bacon and sip of soda you should cross a year off your life.
Even though this study isn't exactly groundbreaking, it does offer a great tip for people trying to eat healthier: Adding certain foods to your diet is just as important as removing the less healthy ones.