'Confoodsed' about Food?
Apparently we Brits are slightly 'confoodsed' about food with two-thirds of us wrongly thinking there is more than 10% fat in whole milk, which actually contains less than 4%.
The research also find one in ten respondents obtain nutritional advice from social influencers resulting in confusion in the nations approach to healthy eating.
In a YouGov survey, on behalf of Arla Foods UK, 'confoodsion' includes:
- 2 in 3 Brits wrongly think there is more than 10% fat in whole milk, when it contains 4%, with semi-skimmed even lower at 1.5%.
- 41% of Brits believe that cutting out a specific food group will make them healthier even though nutritional experts around the world advocate a balanced diet.
- Only a fifth of people know how much of their recommended daily allowance (RDA) of nutrients are in each food group.
- Over half of Brits do not think they are getting enough nutrients from their diet with 61% believing they get too few vitamins and minerals, 46% too little iron, 40% too little fibre and 21% too little calcium.
- Less than half of Brits (44%) know that dairy is a natural source of protein
Per 100ml milk is a natural source of protein, calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, phosphorus, iodine and potassium. Milk and dairy should be consumed as part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet.