Step away from the burger: Why a 'Western' diet is bad for your health

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  • A 'Western' diet is high in sugars, saturated fats, and animal protein yet low in fiber.
  • Highly processed and refined foods are disliked by the body, creating an immune response
  • Eating processed foods can cause the good bacteria in your gut to be pushed out
  • Recent studies have linked Western diets with increased risks of