Eati Chinese Food
Main: Chinese Food Articles about Chinese Food Chinese food Facts Chinese Food Recipes Chinese Food Books Main menu
   
about-contact
 
 
 

From Famine to Feast: Overweight Chinese

Over *70 million Chinese are classed by the health ministry as overweight, while 20 percent of urban children are now considered overweight or obese. For China's white collar families, lifestyle and diet changes over the last two decades have been immense. There is even a health club boom in prosperous big cities. But at US600 or $700 for a membership of a trendy fitness club, joining is not an option for the struggling urban worker, nor is it likely to be necessary. Business people find themselves loosening their belts more than others because of the crucial role that entertaining plays in Chinese business culture. But at least they can afford the the fitness club membership.

*Seventy million out of 1.3 billion is not much in percentage terms, but in sheer numbers it is equivalent to the population of the UK and Greece combined.

Source: Time Asia Aug. 5 2002

 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Featured Chinese Food Recipe
Water Convolvulus recipe  

Stir-fried Water Spinach
炒空心菜

 
Featured Chinese Food Snippets

Why Pork is a Synonym for Meat in China

China consumes far more pork than any other country, and unsurprisingly has the largest pig population in the world (500 million head, says one source). While the sales growth of other types of meat is now faster, pork still accounts for 70 percent of all meat eaten. Pork so dominates the meat market that if a dish name includes the word meat … more


More Chinese Food Facts

Chinese Cooking Tips