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Brits snack more during the festive period

27th November 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

New research reveals that two thirds of Brits (67%) admit to snacking more over the festive season that any other time of year with over half (54%) admitting to snacking on chocolate over this period. 44% said that they ate more salty snacks like crisps and crackers during the holidays and 4 in 10 (41%) confessed that the snacks that they eat during the festive season are mainly unhealthy.

While a quarter (25%) of those surveyed said they’d prefer to eat healthy snacks more than half (56%) feel that the snacks that taste better are generally unhealthy. 1 in 4 (24%) said they’d rather replace unhealthy snacks with healthy alternatives, yet almost 1 in 5 (18%) said they didn’t know which snacks are healthy anymore. There is clearly a desire for snacks that can improve health, with 31% looking for snacks that are good for the heart, and 30% looking for snacks that are good for cognitive health.

Aston spoke to Dr Rupy Aujla, author of “The Doctor’s Kitchen” to discuss the research in further detail.