Eating a Happy Meal might make your toddler happy. But in terms of salt, sugar and saturated fat, that meal is an example of what made the United States and United Kingdom rank high on the list of the world’s worst diets,reported the Weather Channel on Jan. 17.
The rankings were compiled by Oxfam America, a non-profit global organization. They rated countries based on the rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes, both fueled by bad eating habits.
“Let’s face it — the typical American diet is bad for your health,” admitted Dana Simpler, M.D., primary care practitioner at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.