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Milk and sugar substantial part of Icelanders’ diet

Icelanders eat substantially more fruit and vegetables than before, according to new information from the Public Health Institute of Iceland. However, this consumption is still considerably below residents of the other Nordic countries. Icelanders hold the Nordic record in the consumption of whole milk, whereas consumption of fat-reduced dairy products is still relatively low in Iceland. This is reported by RÚV online today.

Meanwhile, Icelanders have traditionally consumed a lot of sugar, and this is still the case, with each Icelander consuming nearly 1 kg of sugar per week. A large portion of that is attributed to soft drink consumption. Icelanders have increased their consumption of meat over the last two years, eating more chicken and lamb and less pork. The consumption of fish continues to decline, and Icelanders still consume far too much saturated fat, according to the report.

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