Bad food habits are the leading cause of many diseases. For example, if you are eating too much bacon and not enough nuts, your food habits could land you with heart disease, a stroke or diabetes. It can also shorten your life span. The good food habits that are under-eaten include nuts and seeds; seafood rich in omega-3 fats which include salmon and sardines; the obvious fruits and vegetables along with whole grains. Many of the food manufacturers have changed their products to include which includes whole grains such as breakfast cereals, snack bars, and a variety of biscuits, pastries and sweets. A few of the bad food habits have too much salt and salty type foods; processed meats including bacon, bologna and hot dogs; red meat and sugary drinks. Of course, if you fancy the processed meats, there are companies who offer them unprocessed. This may sound like an attack on the American or western diet, but according to lead author , a public health researcher and nutritionist at Tufts University Renata Micha, the research bears out the link with these foods to various causes of death. Excess salt, for example, can increase blood pressure putting stress on arteries and the heart. If a person focused on eating nuts which contain healthy fats that can improve their cholesterol levels. The bacon along with other processed meats contain saturated fats that tend to raise the levels of unhealthy LDL cholesterol. In her study, salt was more of a culprit. If you have ever read a label for any type of processed food or snack, the amount of sodium will shock you. Not to mention, chips, pretzels, popcorn and other types of snacks, even with sea salt, the numbers are staggering. Most fast food restaurants have an enormous amount of salt in their food. It started out as a flavoring, but if you think about it, over time, people became addicted to excess salt. Frankly, too much salt makes a person thirsty which is another way they sell their products with large sugary drinks. In the Good Gus Series, there were not fast food restaurants. The first fast food restaurant was A & W in 1919, in the United States, a little ahead of the series. The books are available exclusively on Kindle worldwide. If your bad food habits are getting the best of you while handling the finances, estate or a will of a loved one, stop and read “Misplaced Trust.” Not only will you help your health, but you will ;earn valuable tools along the way. The books is available at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd and Tolino.