Health and Welbeing
As Swedish people are getting fatter at a record rate, so the increase in the purchase of more saturated fat
Tuesday, 05 June 2012
Contrary to nutritional recommendations that there should be as low as
possible the consumption of saturated fats, fewer Swedish people buy
more real saturated fatty products.
Added to that is also expanded sugar consumption according to a new report from the Swedish Food Retailers.
Denmark decided toward the end of last year to impose a heavy tax on
fatty food in a bid to reduce the consumption of that line of food and
to try and manage the explosive growth of obesity in its population.
But in Sweden, sales of Bregott and butter went just over nine percent
in 2011, while sales of low fat spreads declined by eight percent.
This is what the Swedish Grocery Trade President, Thomas Svaton,
identified in a new report which he added that things are moving in the
wrong direction. “Reducing consumption of saturated fats and increasing
consumption low fat products are essential tools for improving public
health,” says the trade organization that calls for a national
By scancomark.se Team
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