No Surprise Here: Women Are Better About Eating Their Fruits & Veggies Than Men [STUDY]
5:15 pm, August 24th | by Laura Donovan
Though bursting with health benefits, vegetables can be quite unpleasant to eat. They taste like water at best and wet cardboard at worst, but new research suggests women are a lot better about consuming fruits and veggies than their male counterparts.
A new study finds that guys have less favorable views than gals on the dietary value of fruits and veggies. Meanwhile, women say they’re aware of the upsides of eating these things and resist the temptation to snack on junk food around family members chomping on chips and the like. One of the researchers offers a possible explanation for the lack of interest in men:
“[M]en don’t believe as strongly as women that fruit and vegetable consumption is an important part of maintaining health…[M]en feel less confident in their ability to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, especially when they are at work or in front of the television. It’s important to help men understand the importance of a healthy diet, as well as to develop confidence in their ability to make those healthy choices, whether it be at work or at home.”
I beg your pardon? It takes “confidence” to eat healthy foods? I’d prefer mac n’ cheese to carrots any day, but I’d be no hero for selecting the latter. If men need to be reminded that veggies are good for them, there’s no hope for them.