People Ate Healthier And Wasted Less Food During Lockdown
A recent survey has shown that people turned to healthier eating during coronavirus lockdowns.
Researchers in Belgium surveyed 11,000 people in 11 countries and found that people also threw away less food.
"Amid lockdowns people are eating healthier, are cooking their own food and are consuming more fruit and vegetables, Charlotte De Backer," University of Antwerp.
Many of the respondents reported trying new recipes and using more left-overs, which reduced food waste.
This is likely a result of people being concerned about food shortages, as many grocery stores experienced supply issues.
People bought fewer salty or sweet snacks, while the consumption of meat, fish, and alcohol remained the same.
There was also a tendency for people to buy fresh, canned, or frozen fruit and vegetables.
Many of the people surveyed reported feeling less stressed about cooking, and now feel more creative in the kitchen.
The researchers say that this attitude is likely to continue in the future as people have gotten used to home cooking