54 percent of those who live in Trøndelag and northern Norway think we eat much more meat than the dietary guidelines recommend.
– On average, the intake is exactly in line with the dietary advice, says Eilin Lundekvam By, nutritional consultant at MatPrat, in a press release.
The results are taken from a survey that YouGov conducted for MatPrat. Here we see that as many as 63 per cent of those who live in Trøndelag and northern Norway believe that the dietary guidelines’ recommendations for red meat are less than what is actually the case. The national average is 50 percent.
52 percent in Trøndelag and northern Norway believe that the dietary guidelines recommend a maximum of one dinner a week with red meat, while 11 eleven believe it is even less.
The dietary guidelines allow for up to 700-750 grams of red meat (raw product) a week. This corresponds to three dinners with red meat a week and some cold cuts. For white meat, there is no quantity recommendation, By explains.
This is what the Norwegian Directorate of Health’s dietary advice says: «Choose lean meats and lean meat products. Limit the amount of processed meat and red meat»:
• Choose white meat, pure meat and low-salt lean meat products.
• Limit the amount of red meat, both pure and processed, to 500 grams of ready-to-eat item per week. This amount corresponds to 700-750 grams of raw material. Red meat is defined as pork, beef, sheep / lamb and goat.
• For white meat, there is no quantity recommendation. Chicken, turkey and chicken are considered white meat.
Processed meat is meat products that are smoked, salted or preserved with nitrate or nitrite.