Men eat twice as much meat as women

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Germans eat too much meat and too little vegetable

In this country, men eat almost twice as much meat per week as women. This emerges from the 12th nutrition report of the German Society for Nutrition (DGE), which was presented in Bonn earlier this week. According to this, men consume 1092 grams of meat, meat products and sausages per week, women on the other hand barely 600 grams. According to the report, there were also clear differences between the sexes when it came to drinking - in particular with lemonade and beer, men's consumption was many times higher.

Men consume over a kilo of meat per week Men and women differ considerably in their meat consumption. The German Nutrition Society (DGE) has now come to this conclusion in its 12th nutrition report, which was presented in Bonn on Tuesday. According to this, men with an average of over one kilo (156 grams per day) consume almost twice as much meat, meat products and sausages per week as women with almost 600 grams (84 grams per day). According to the DGE, far too much overall - because this means that men exceed society's recommendation of 300 to 600 g per week by two, women are at the upper limit of the orientation value with the 600 g.

DGE evaluates data from the "National Consumption Study II" For the 12th nutritional report, the DGE had evaluated the food consumption of almost 14,000 men and women between the ages of 14 and 80 from the data of the "National Consumption Study II" (NVS II), which was carried out between the end of 2005 and in early 2007 by the Max Rubner Institute (MRI) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

Significant differences also in drinking behavior The evaluation had shown that there are also significant differences between the sexes in drinking behavior: men therefore drink twice as much lemonade as women and also more fruit juices and nectars, with the report according to young men between the ages of 15 and 24 years have the largest drinking amounts here. Men are also clearly ahead when it comes to alcoholic beverages, for example by drinking six times more beer than women. This "shows that women have a cheaper food selection overall, since women eat more" fruit "and drink more calorie-free drinks such as" water "and" herbal and fruit tea "", according to the National Consumption Study.

Too much meat, far too little fish
According to the Max Rubner Institute, the data from the consumption study would make it clear that too much meat and too little plant-based foods such as vegetables and fruits are generally consumed in Germany. According to the DGE, only two thirds of the genders of milk and milk products would reach the orientation value of 200g to 250g per day. The same applies to fish, because "the recommended quantities for fish - 80g to 150g low-fat sea fish and 70g high-fat sea fish per week - are clearly undercut by everyone."

Almost a third of the respondents use supplements. Too much, on the other hand, would be consumed as a whole Food supplements: According to the Max Rubner Institute, 28 percent of the respondents use so-called "supplements", which are more often taken by women than by men (60.2% women and 39.8% men) and consumption is highest between the ages of 65 and 80, according to the results of the consumption study. (No)

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