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Britons Eat Less Fruits and Veggies

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  January 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
Despite the widely available advice on nutrition in the UK most Britons do not eat a sufficient amount of fruit and vegetables in their daily diet, according to a study carried out by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC).
 Britons Eat Less Fruits and Veggies
Britons Eat Less Fruits and Veggies
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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends minimum 400g (14.1oz) fruit and vegetable consumption per day. The survey revealed that on average, Britons eat 258gm (9.1oz) of fruit and vegetables a day, compared with a European average of 386gm (13.6oz). Only 4 European countries met the WHO recommendations- Poland (577g), Italy (452g), Germany (442g) and Austria (413g).

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The EUFIC report said, "A majority of Europeans do not reach WHO recommendations on vegetables and fruit consumption. High intakes of fruit and vegetables were associated with a lower risk of chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers."

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