More fruits and vegetables are consumed in the UAE

Residents of the Emirates have increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Residents of the United Arab Emirates have increased their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, according to a study commissioned by the Irish Food Council.

In the survey, 50 percent of respondents said they choose foods that help strengthen the immune system, and more than half of those surveyed also stressed the importance of their high quality (56 percent).

Local consumption scenarios have helped change government efforts to combat obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

In the first half of 2022, the UAE recorded an import level of more than 41,000 tons of food per day.

This figure is projected to increase due to a number of factors, including a growing population, high demand for imported products from foreigners living in the country, and a significant expansion of the tourism sector with the opening of many new hotels and resorts.

With 88% of the UAE’s population made up of foreigners, there will be a variety of diets and a wide demand for fresh produce.

As previously reported, 61% of people in the United Arab Emirates who tried to lose weight in 2022 failed to reach their goals or the weight quickly returned, according to a study by Allurion.

The most common methods used to lose weight are the classic ones – diet and exercise – but success rates are quite low. Therefore, many require comprehensive solutions with the involvement of specialized professionals.

The study also found that about 30% did not optimize their diet, 26% of respondents are afraid of gaining weight due to the food contained in the dishes, 24% cited a tendency to overeating and another 23% on eating too fast.

35% are unhappy with their weight, fitness and image, and 73% have promised to lose weight before 2023.

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