Eat more fruits & veg, people!

January 12, 2012 at 10:36 AM 2 comments

Us Canadians aren’t doing so well when it comes to eating enough fruits and veggies, y’all.

In a Concordia University (my alma mater, woot woot!) study published in the Nutrition Journal adults aged 30 to 60 are not getting enough in their diets. But as a whole, Quebecers are consuming more f&v than the rest of us (maybe La Belle Province will be known for that now, more than being the only place Pepsi outsells Coke?…Nah, probably not).

(and, hey, I’m from Quebec — but I know I could be eating more roughage…didn’t inherit that, I guess, only the poutine-eating habit).

Other findings? Women eat more fruits and veg than men (5.4 x a day versus 4.5 x), which isn’t too surprising, I don’t think. But here’s an interesting one:

People with a weak social network eat less fruits and veg compared to those who have a strong social network.

What’s that all about? The study doesn’t say. But seems win-win, more friends and socializing and you eat healthier overall going hand in hand? Sounds like a plan.


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  • 1. P. Scully  |  January 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Thanks for the overview of this study. The importance of a healthy diet cannot be overstated. An interesting point about the weaker the social connections the less consumption of fruits & veggies.


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