90% of Brazilians Are Not Practicing Healthy Diets

Posted on July 28, 2011 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health

•According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90% of Brazilians are not practicing healthy diets with sufficient nutrients due to a lack of fruits and vegetables.
•El Espectador reports that 400 grams of fruit and vegetables is what the WHO and the Brazilian Dietary Guide recommends.
•The Analysis of Personal Dietary Consumption in Brazil was carried out in 2008 and 2009 in 13, 569 homes.
•Teenagers, as shown in the study, tended to eat more sweets than older people.
•Nutrition was better in rural populations than in urban settings.
•Women had better nutrition than men.
•Poorer individuals had a better nutrition than more wealthy people because of the more basic nature of their diet which contained more nutritional value.
•The average sodium intake of Brazilians is 3,200 milligrams a day, which is greater than the recommended 2,200 milligrams. Read Article

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