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The eating habits of Spanish women.

Recently, the Study of healthy habits and well-being in women carried out by DKV Institute of Healthy Living has analyzed, among other factors, the eating habits of Spanish women. According to the data, there is a variety of results according to the different age groups and between Autonomous Communities.

The 40 percent of the women surveyed say they do not follow a balanced diet on a regular basis. Women between 18 and 24 years who devote less attention to their diet, compared to those of 55 to 65, those who take care of their diet. Only the 24 percent claims to always follow a healthy diet. The 36 percent considers that only sometimes.

Also, close to 60 percent of women have indicated that the main reason that prevents them from maintaining a balanced diet is the lack of motivation, followed by lack of time and to a lesser extent due to lack of knowledge and skills.

Do you want to know more about the Study conducted by DKV?

What happens in the Canary Islands?

In this sense, the data in Canary Islands they reflect that:

Only the 21% of women follow healthy habits 8 of each 10 Canary Islands fail to maintain the routine to perform sports

This percentage supposes a backward movement according to the data obtained in the investigation previous years that were located around the 30%.

Nowadays, eating well seems a more difficult task than it really should be. The lack of time and ignorance about food information it prevents us from looking for healthy options. This has led to the creation of eating habits based on the consumption of prepared or easily prepared meals, mostly unhealthy and hypercaloric. As a result, the rates of food-related diseases and different studies show that this trend will be booming in the coming years.

A recent study conducted by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has determined that the consumption of fast food and industrial pastries finds a direct association with depression. Thus, consumers of this type of products have an 50% more likely to develop this pathology, among many others

What solutions do we have in face of the rhythm of life that we have daily?

En Canarydoctor We want to raise the importance of eat consciously

We know that we can not fight against the unbridled rhythm of everyday life, but we can stress the importance of taking time for essential issues such as eating and practicing healthy habits.

Eating consciously transcends positively in our health at all levels, both physical and psychological. Among the most remarkable benefits we can point out the following:

By spending time deciding the menu, preparing food and eating leisurely you will feel better. All these factors have a direct impact on your health You will enjoy the food, its flavor, its aroma, its texture It will help you control your weight. When we are aware of the importance of choosing healthy and healthy foods and dedicate time to cook and taste them You will notice that the digestions stop being heavy and therefore you will not feel fatigue and drowsiness after eating

It would be ideal to be able to dedicate the time that all the meals that we make to the day deserve. Nor is it necessary to devote much time to all of them. Simply perform them in a conscious way and, perhaps, to dedicate more time to one of them would be enough. That is, having breakfast, lunch and dinner without distractions, without television, without reading ... Concentrating on the pleasure of enjoying those foods that we have prepared with so much care and dedication.

Devoting full attention to nurturing our body is really worth it. Our health and quality of life depends on it. Eat healthy, play sports, sleep more hours a day ... Improving our health and changing our habits depends solely on us. We encourage you to do the test on your next meal.

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