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People in Korea are Eating More Vegetables

Young-Hee Kim from Korea

Young-Hee with vegetables
Photo: Sandy Peters
After a recent TV program reported on the healthy effects of eating vegetables, almost everyone in Korea tried to eat vegetables every day, and the vegetable sections in the grocery store were always crowded. It was the so-called "vegetable syndrome."

 

In Korea, people prefer healthy food rather than junk food. Most married women stay at home, and they're always interested in their family's health. They get lots of information about health from magazines, newspapers, and health programs on TV.

Then, they prepare suitable, healthy food for their children and their husband. I learned about the importance of eating vegetables, reading articles about health in Korean newspapers.

Recently, a health program on TV in my country broadcast information about the healthy effects of eating vegetables.

They showed the different blood density between someone who eats vegetables everyday—especially green and orange-colored vegetables—and someone who doesn't eat them for one month. They showed how the blood of people who eat vegetables every day is getting clean; that is, getting thinner.

After that program was shown, almost everyone in Korea tried to eat vegetables everyday, and the vegetable sections in the grocery store were always crowded with people who wanted to buy vegetables. It was the so-called "vegetable syndrome." People continue to be concerned about this situation.

apples
Photo: Sandy Peters
She was very concerned because my husband doesn't like apples. She asked me to grind apples and make him eat them.

 

Korean people continue to be to be concerned about this situation. They are interested in their health and are easily influenced by information about it.

Several months ago, I got a call from my mother-in-law. She had watched a TV program about the effect of eating apples; it showed that apples are good for your health. She was very concerned because my husband doesn't like apples. She asked me to grind apples and make him eat them.



More on cooking and eating trends:
Varying Menus: Modified Fast Food | Avocado Rolls: A New Japanese Food?
In Japan, Men are Learning to Cook | In Korea, Both Men and Women are Cooking

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