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Consumption of foods – differences and trends 1980 – now

March 23, 2016 | Author: | Posted in health and medicine, nutrition

Food Consumption – Differences and Trends

Food is any substance taken in by animals to be use by the body , either because of nutritional or pleasurable reasons . It is also any material that usually comes from plants or animals , which contains essential body nutrients such as fats , proteins , carbohydrates , vitamins , and minerals These substances are digested by the body for the production of energy stimulation of growth , and maintenance of life

Overview of the World Food Consumption

In the year 1997 alone , the per person . According to a study , every American was able [banner_entry_middle]

to consume an average of 21 pounds less meat , 31 pound s more poultry products , and three pounds more fish than in the year 1970 . In the year 1998 , each person was able to consume 196 pounds and the years after that become relatively higher . Fat and cholesterol concern has encouraged the production of healthier animals , such as the closer trimming of fats on retailed meats . There was a declination in the consumption of fish from 35 percent in the 1970 to 25 percent in the early 90s . By the year 1997 the percent . Meanwhile , the consumption of beef reached 89 pounds per capita income , the highest ever recorded . There was a negative impact on the consumption of beef because of the lack of handiness in the preparation of beef , the inconsistent quality , and the issue about fats and cholesterol content of the said products . Beef manufacturers then tried breeding exotic breeds of beef wanting to come out with desirable results . But the shift led to the dramatic decline in the consumption of beef because of the inconsistency of the product . Because of this , there was also a dramatic increase in the consumption of poultry products . It has benefited well especially in the health-related issues of beef products . The consumption of pork also fluctuates , but became stable in the long run . Different campaigns regarding the consumption of pork were also launched . One of these campaigns is the Pork : The Other White Meat campaign which emphasized the nutritional value of pork in contrast to negative effects of pork on health . It has been found that the stability of the from 1980 to 1999

A report from Food Technology magazine revealed that in 2003 , more and more Americans eat at home . Studies also showed that this year Americans spend more at the grocery stores than in fast food chains or restaurants . This is mainly because of their inclination to choose healthier food options

World Meat Consumption

There top five countries when it comes to meat consumption are the Republic of Maldives , Greenland , Iceland , Kiribati , and the Faeroe Island . In the mid 90s , the average meat consumption of a person from Iceland is 201 pounds , four times more than the average consumption of an American . Hong Kong then became the leading meat consumer in the world , amounting to 116 pounds . It was followed by the United States (104 pounds , Israel (97 pounds , Saudi Arabia (80 pounds , and Canada (73 pounds

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