Chuck Norris laments ‘food deserts’

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Chuck Norris

Famous Louisiana chef Paul Prudhomme once said, “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” The problem is, when we start equating “good” food with “healthy” food, fulfilling this decree starts to get more than a little complicated.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is responsible for one in four deaths in the United States. Among the top risk factors for heart disease are obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and poor diet. Factors one through three are undeniably linked to number four – poor diet.

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 percent of Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes by age 65. Whatever we’re currently doing to reverse these trends apparently isn’t working. Too many people still are not making the kind of tide-changing food choices that

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