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Health

Swedes Eating More of Their Veggies

Published måndag 1 februari 2010 kl 18.41

Swedes eat almost five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, a new study reports. According to news bureau TT, this means that Swedes are now close to fulfilling the National Food Administration’s recommendation of 500 grams of fruits and vegetables per day.

Women eat more servings than men, while young people are even further behind. Nevertheless, the study—which was conducted at Uppsala University and published in Food Nutrition Research—shows a clear increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables an average Swede eats compared to ten years ago.

“The message has somehow gotten to a lot of people; there is a general way of thinking about health that leads people to want to live more wholesomely,” researcher Margaretha Nydahl maintains.

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