Nov 7, 2008

Survey finds a reduction in beef, pork and dairy consumption

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has released the results of their “Nutrition and You; Trends 2008” survey. ... with 783 respondents representing a nationally representative sample of the total U.S. population: 54% strongly believe there are foods they should never eat*. When asked what they heard most about health-related effects of food, more than 4 out of 5 said they heard the most about low fat foods, 4 out of 5 said transfats followed closely by low sugar, low carb and low sodium foods. Of those surveyed, 49% said they have increased consumption of low fat foods over the past five years while 56% said they had cut back on foods with transfats.The survey also found 56% of respondents have increased their consumption of whole grains, 50% increased fruits and 48% increased vegetables over the past five years. On the other hand, 41% said they cut back on beef, 33% reduced their pork consumption and 23% reduced their dairy intake. ...The survey also found the internet is growing in popularity as a source of food nutrition information Of course we should never eat animals ********************************************************************************* It's unhealthy and unethical - and who needs that? Nice to see the internet is making a difference in giving people more informed food choices... Eliminating "meat" and increasing the consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables are very wise and healthy choices - Vegan Choices

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