Poor modern diets concern Balearic residents

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AS many as 65 per cent of people in the Balearic Islands believe that their diet is worse than their parents’ generation, says a report.

More than 80 per cent of residents on the islands are concerned about keeping a healthy diet, according to the investigation, carried out by the company Herbalife, into healthy life habits in Spain.

More than 69 per cent of the interviewees said that they would like to practice more sport and half of the total population of the Balearic Islands said that they did not ‘feel fit’.

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The report shows that women have a wider knowledge of nutrition, although more than 55 per cent of the total claim to have enough knowledge on healthy life choices.

However, 34 per cent admit to not following a healthy diet. The main reason interviewees gave was the ‘temptation’ that junk food and other unhealthy snacks represent as opposed to other options like fruits.

A great majority of people in the Balearic Islands admit to eating more pre-cooked dishes than their parents’ generation, for instance canned food (59 per cent), processed, baked goods (59 per cent) and cereal (50 per cent).

Interviewees thought that they ate more calories (71 per cent) and led a more sedentary life (73 per cent) than their parents.

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