(US) Health care spend savings from nutritional changes
US total health care spending could be reduced by 27% from modifying five risk factors (high body mass index, high systolic blood pressure, high fasting plasma glucose, dietary risks, and tobacco smoke). Four of these five risks are significantly driven by dietary factors. So, a nutrient rich diet (i.e. a diet largely focused on whole plant foods), can help achieve improved employee health outcomes as well as reduced employer health care costs.