Perhaps the most criticized generation in history, millennials get a lot of press for being lazy, self-centered, and even outright ridiculous. But maybe they’re not so deserving of all this criticism, after all.
Sales of health products are on the rise, Whole Foods has been bought out by one of the world’s largest online retailers, and farmers markets are growing in popularity by the day. All of these changes in the food industry are making businesses more accountable for living up to their health-related claims. The driving force behind these major shifts? Millennials.
Based solely on social media trends, such as avocado toast and smoothie bowls, one might guess that this generation is far healthier than the one before it. It turns out that, while the facts go both ways, millennials have their parents beat in a few key areas when it comes to their health. The food-porn obsession and expensive fitness trends may just have paid off — and perhaps this generation could teach their parents a thing or two about their health. See the 10 ways millennials are healthier than their parents.
But that's not the only side of the story. We also looked at the 10 ways that this generation is actually unhealthier than the parents who raised them.