Amazing Photos Show What the World Actually Eats

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

What do you and your family eat each week?

You may be shocked to see the significant variation even between relatively ‘similar’ nations when it comes to diet. While many families within the United States and Mexico include fast food and soda into the core of their nutritional program, families from nations like Bhutan survive off of traditional base food items like vegetables and grains.

It is easy to see why disease rates are sky rocketing in many developed countries, where nutrition is not held to a very high regard.

Amazingly, the United States also spends more on healthcare than any nation in the world. Despite spending $7,960 per capita, the United States has been ranked dead last when it comes to the quality of care. The fact of the matter is that when food intake is ignored — along with the subsequent toxic ingredients that go along with the processed food addiction — disease will arise.

In the telling pictures below, taken from the book ‘Hungry Planet: What the World Eats’, you can see what the average family from each nation eats over the period of one week.

North Carolina, United States

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This family from North Carolina eats a diet almost entirely of processed and pre-prepared foods with heavy amounts of junk and fast food. Consuming mostly sugar-laden ‘fruit’ drinks and mega-sized sodas from Burger King and McDonald’s, this average American diet will ultimately lead to chronic disease and rampant sickness. Some favorite foods include pizza and fast food.


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Families in mexico also tend to consume sugary sodas and processed foods, though their fruit and vegetable intake is higher than the United States families observed. The family lists their favorite food items as pizza, pasta, and chicken.


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Enjoying some of the same processed items as families from Mexico and the United States, Canadian families do consume processed chips and meats, though you will notice a more prominent display of vegetables and fresh fish on the table. An increased amount of yogurt and cheese is also featured.


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Italian families enjoy their bread, pasta, and assorted fruit. With grains a major part of the diet, along with other carbohydrate-rich foods, Italian families tend to forfeit some meal options high in protein for ‘traditional’ Italian dishes like pasta with ragu. While many of these items are fresh or even baked at home, Italian families still consume large amounts of sodas like Pepsi. You can see that this family drinks about 6 larger-sized bottles per week.


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This Chinese family prefers fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce, listed as their favorite dishes. Eating processed food items mixed with packaged meats and fish, this Chinese family eats more fruit than vegetables, and their produce selection is one of the smallest besides the United States.


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This family resides in the developing nation of Chad and spends only the equivalent of $1.23 per week on food to feed the entire family. Their favorite food is soup with fresh sheep meat.


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It may surprise you, but this Japanese family consumes a diet high in processed junk and sugary treats. They list their favorite food items as cake, potato chips, and sashimi.



whatgermanyeats Amazing Photos Show What the World Really Eats

This German family has adopted an American-styled nutritional regiment, stating that their favorite foods are pizza, vanilla pudding, fried potatoes, and fried noodles. You may also notice the largely increased amount of beer and other alcoholic drinks over the other nations.

Great Britain

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Spending over $250 per week on food, the average family in Great Britain is eating mostly processed meals and candy. This family’s preferred foods include chocolate fudge cake, mayonnaise sandwiches, and prawn cocktail.

About the Author

Anthony Gucciardi is an accomplished investigative journalist with a passion for natural health. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top alternative news websites such as Infowars, NaturalNews, Rense, and many others. Anthony is the co-founder of Natural Society, a website dedicated to sharing life-saving natural health techniques. Stay in touch with Natural Society via the following sites FacebookTwitterWeb

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  • Beau

    Apart from the people in chad, they all eat soooooo much. 3 adults in our house and we eat about a third of what they all eat.

    • Angel (netherlands)

      I think you yourself would be surprised if you would put everything you ate or drank over the last week on the table.

  • Tony

    All I can say is WOW! If people spent what they pay for insurance, buying fresh, local, organic and natural foods that are clean and nutrient dense, they would be much healthier and not going in and out of hospitals and doctors’ offices all the time.

  • Mari

    I find these pictures fascinating, but there is a glaring error in the text. The US does NOT rank last in healthcare as compared to the rest of the world. The link discusses the US as ranked last compared to Britain, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. I do think that this should have been made clear in the article for the sake of accuracy.

    • Jon

      Obviously the point was that the average American eats so poorly he has to spend that much money on health-care even though the health-care sucks.

  • Lesson: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Holy cow! The so-called ‘food industry’ has got us hook, line and sinker with this processed crap they wrap in plastic and offer up as dinner. Best to stick with real LIVE food and forget about eating DEAD food. Great article – and every picture is worth 1000 words!!

  • Sandra M

    1st, of course the people in Chad eat traditional foods – they have nothing else. Given a choice, how long do you think it would be before they were chowing down on junk food just like the rest of us had they the access? Americans during WWII didn’t hand out choc without reason. 2nd, there is no feasible comparison regarding healthcare and just because you show a pic of a family in Chad with a bunch of rice and stuff does not in anyway mean these people are healthy – looks actually like they live in a refugee camp of some kind and are probably suffering from all kinds of parasites and things. We run to the doc for a hangnail or every time the kid has a cough so of course our healthcare cost is much higher or used more frequently while in 3rd world countries, they head to the nearest witchdoctor (not a slam, it’s the truth. Where did the Indian’s go when they got bit by those spiders? The Witchdoctor.) if at all. They just suffer more without appropriate healthcare. Just sayin’.

  • Johnny

    That’s not representative of anyone I know in Britain. Mayonnaise sandwiches, and prawn cocktail…never eaten that in my life…don’t know anyone who has.

  • Mike DeWolfe

    As a Canadian, our family diet differs from the one depicts: more veggies, less meat and processed foods (and the take-away of choice for us is Asian food, not pizza). But I think a lot of Canadians have a mix close to what is depicted.
    I didn’t realize I was getting so far away from processed foods until I had ready-made (boil in a bag) rice and it immediately made me sick.
    We’re rigging our garden and greenhouse to turn out as many fruits and vegetables as possible.

  • Ritu Sharma Wali

    Hey nice one, great description…one thing is missing India…..Mexican are the most green vegetable eating people….if you would have showcased India im sure healthy fud eating habits would be on the display….

  • aprilla

    Mexican food is the best! Even their junk food (chips and salsa) includes most of the food groups.