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BANGKOK, Jan 16 - Inadequate daily intakes of fruit and vegetables among some 75 per cent of Thai nationals could increase their risk of getting chronic diseases.
Mahidol University Nutrition Institute director Dr Visith Chavasit said at a conference on Thursday that a majority of Thais eat a diet that contains less fruit and vegetables than the minimum level recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at 400 grams a day.
Studies found 76.2 per cent of Thai nationals above age 15 consumed greens in lesser amounts than the official serving size of about one-third of the total food portion, while 71.8 per cent consume fruit less than half WHO’s recommendation.
The imbalanced consumption of vegetables and fruit in Thailand has resulted in more Thai people getting chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart and cardiac-related diseases, cancer and many others.
A number of studies have found that daily intake of at least 400 grams of fruit and vegetables a day could help reduce risk of heart disease by 33 per cent and cancer by 50 per cent when compared with those who consumed less than the recommended amount.
Despite the ongoing campaign to promote more consumption of vegetables and fruit, Thai people tend to eat less greens due to behavioral change. People are more likely opting for fast food, resulting in an imbalanced intake of fruit and vegetables every day.   (MCOT online news)

 

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Thailand is one place where I probably do eat enough fruit and veg!

 

I do love the fruit cart!

 

 

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Thais don't eat enough fruit and vegetables daily

http://www.pattayamail.com/news/thais-don-t-eat-enough-fruit-and-vegetables-daily-34139

 

Thailand is very far behind the curve when it comes to healthy eating.  White rice, noodles, sweetened drinks, etc. are also greatly contributing to widespread diabetes.  

 

It's been a challenge to find brown rice, whole grains, hummus, etc. in Pattaya.

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Thailand is one place where I probably do eat enough fruit and veg!

 

I do love the fruit cart!

I'm with you here. 

I eat far more fruit and vegies in Thailand than in Australia. 

There is just such a ready supply of it all. 

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Look at how they cook a lot of Thai food, fried in oil (that may or may not be 'fresh'), loads of salt, sugar, etc. Lots of fats and carbs.

 

Some talk about how 'healthy' Thai food is, but not all of it is that healthy. I'm not complaining, I love the stuff, but each country has its share of healthy and unhealthy foods, and looks like a lot of the street food and the like isn't exactly like oatmeal and fruit.

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