The survey shows how people eat and what products they choose

Research conducted by TrialPanel revealed how much we care about a healthy diet, how much it costs to maintain it and what products we consume. TrialPanel, a consulting company for market research, conducted a survey on the occasion of World Health Day to find out how we eat, how much we care about a healthy diet, what products we choose and what measures we take to fight against rising food prices. 95% of the respondents stated that they took care of their diet with healthy products, and 8 out of 10 stated that they follow a diet regularly.

When asked about the food they eat at home, vegetables and white poultry meat were the most chosen choices (with 90% and 84% respectively), while 77% said they eat pasta and 75% red meat. It is astonishing that in 2014, when asked the same question, as many as 84% ​​of respondents stated that they regularly eat red meat, will this be a side effect of the price increase? Accordingly, it is not surprising that meals sent home fell from 30% to 16% compared to the same year.

In relationship with consumption Of healthy products, 81% said they eat them every day and up to 3 or 4 times a week – vegetables (91%), fruit (87%) and low-fat dairy products (61%). At the same time, 70% pay attention to the calories they consume daily, and it is very important for them that the packaging of the product contains the appropriate label. Thus, 88% consider it important to have information about their ingredients, 85% about trans fats, 83% about their nutritional value, 78% about calorie which represents, and 76% of the fiber contribution.

How important is it to promote a healthy diet in the family? 97% of respondents consider it very important. For this reason, 8 out of 10 claim that their child has a balanced diet, and 94% say that they are quite concerned about the good eating habits of the little one. However, 8 out of 10 agree that there is not much information about childhood obesity, one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Although everyone claims to be concerned about their diet, 60% said they eat fast food between once a week and once a month, and 69% regularly add salt to their meals. Within this group, 52% say that they taste first before adding, while 7% do not even taste and add, and 38% do not add salt to food.

Furthermore, more than half of the respondents who stated that they were on a diet (56%) did not do so under the supervision of a doctor or nutritionist. For their part, 4 out of 10 said they don’t change their diet according to the season, and only 38% said they take care of themselves 365 days a day. When it comes to the question of how they get information about the consumption of healthy products, 37% do so by searching on the Internet, 36% by looking at special shelves in supermarkets, and 32% by consulting an expert (nutritionist or doctor).

Unfortunately, 31% said they were overweight and 16% had hypertension; two risk factors for multiple diseases, which can be completely controlled by a good diet plan and behavior and continuous physical activity.

Source: TrialPanel Argentina

Note: The study was conducted on the basis of 1060 cases, men and women, over 18 years of age, of all socioeconomic levels, residents of CABA, GBA and the main cities of the country. Study dates: March 9-14, 2016.

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