When I try to tell them some of these are not necessary and unhealthy they look at me as if I'd just announced the moon is made from cheese.
I had a chat with a French fella on the subject. He view was: if you want sugar free, salt free, fat free etc then... why eat at all?
I don't know what Poles eat these days. When I lived there "healthy food" was designed into the "social" policies. Food coupons for nutter, meat, sugar. Which government cares for the health of their citizens more? :)
I have a feeling that with the newly found freedoms one of the first Poland's imports was junk food from the West. Poles, from what are hear, are still somewhat in ha;f decent shape but they may catch up with Brits pretty soon.Obesity is an important health problem in Poland affecting adolescents and adults. A study of a Lower Silesian population aged 20-40 years (25 400 participants), between 1993 and 2003, showed an increase in obese women from 8.9% to 15.0%, but no change in men (6.3% vs. 6.5%, respectively). Obesity was more frequent in girls and women (6% and 15%) compared to boys and men (4.0% and 6.5%, respectively). Estimation of obesity prevalence in various parts of Poland seems to be regionally dependent; the highest prevalence of obesity was observed in eastern regions of Poland.
:A further 32% of women and 46% of men are overweight, meaning that most people in England (58%) are now either fat or obese.