Women Outperform Men When It Comes
To Healthy Eating
In recent years awareness of healthy eating has increased and consumers know the benefits that specific foods may have on their health, physique and general well being. But not everyone is on the healthy eating wagon, and it’s more often the men than women who fall behind.
In a study conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC), women were more likely than men to be eating healthier foods. Their research collected interesting data, which shows that women were more concerned than men about their health status and weight and they were more likely to be making changes in their diet to improve health.
Fifty-three percent of women versus 46 percent of men were found to consume specific foods to maintain their overall health. Other interesting figures showed that 41 percent of women versus 33 percent of men ate specific foods to improve digestive health and 34 percent of women versus 27 percent of men ate to improve their energy or stamina.
“It’s clear these groups have different priorities and circumstances that influence what they do in regards to their nutritional habits,” said Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD and director of health and nutrition at the IFIC Foundation.