Germany is eating too much meat and drinking too much alcohol

Germany is eating too much meat and drinking too much alcohol

A 2012 Government Report on what Germans eat and drink gives some sobering and bad news.

“Meat consumption remains stable at a high level.  The consumption of meat increases the risk of colon cancer”
Helmut Heseker, President of the German Society for Nutrition (DGE).

The report has confirmed that too many Germans are overweight and at risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Whether it is pork knuckle, sausage or schnitzel: the traditional German cuisine is heavy on meat, fat and calories.

What does the report tell us?

  • 60% of men and 43% of women in Germany are overweight
  • They are overweight because they still eat too much meat
  • Cabbage and legumes like peas and lentils are on the decline
  • Soft drinks with sugar are on the rise
  • 31% of men and 25% of women still drink too much alcohol

As reported by Deutsche Welle on December 17, 2012.


 

Posted: Tuesday 21 May 2013

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