The diet of Cantabrian has undergone some changes in the last two years toward healthier habits. It is now more frequent consumption of fruits, vegetables and fish, and not taken as often fast food. By gender, women are on a diet richer in fruits and vegetables and less falling into the temptation of fast food.

That’s at least what we conclude from the results of the progress of Cantabria Social Survey 2009 which has just published the Cantabrian Institute of Statistics (ICAN).

According to the survey, gathered by Europa Press, the Cantabrians fruit consumed half of 4.33 times a week, when in 2007 the average was 4.09 times.

Then more food that is repeated in their eating habits is the meat, which takes 3.23 times per week, slightly less than two years ago, when the frequency was 3.32 times per week. Since the meat, also low consumption of fast food, which resorted Cantabrians averaging 0.9 times per week in 2007 and now takes only 0.78 times.

Upload instead the frequency of consumption of fish and vegetables. For the latter, it has gone from an average consumption of 2.77 times per week to 3.21 times per week, and in fish, for its part, the increase was from 2.72 to 2.86 intakes per week.

By gender, women are the most regularly consumed fruits, vegetables and fish, in contrast, men are leading the consumption of meat and fast food. They are also men who claim not to further consume fruit or vegetable ever.

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In total, 2.52 percent of the Cantabrian never takes no fruit (the 2.22% of women and 2.8% of men) and 2.4 percent not eat vegetables (1.82 % of women and 3.01% of men).

In addition, 1.83 percent of the Cantabrian never fails to take fish (in this case women than men) and 0.65 percent never eat meat (they are also more women in this case).

As for fast food, 55.64 percent of those surveyed said not to take ever, a percentage that has increased compared to 48.59 percent in 2007. The 58.82% of women said not to take fast food, compared to 52.28% of males.

By age, fast food consumption is lower the higher the respondent. In the group aged 16 to 24 years only 20.15% of respondents did not eat fast food ever, in the range 25-34 years the percentage rises to 35.3% and between 35 and 44 years amounts to 39.55 percent. Those who consume less fast food are over 65, where a 86.84% say they never take.

Information obtained from www.eldiariomontanes.es