Fries & Chicken Fries and KFC & MacDonald treats will exceed your transfat and total fat, warns the Centre for Science and Environment
I am living on Whole Wheat Bread!
The study done by the Centre for Science and Environment on 16 top favourite junk foods in India seems to have galvanized some Government officials to ban the sale of unhealthy fatty and salted and sugared treats near schools.
The Centre’s study had warned that Chicken Fries have a total fats: 23.4 gm.
Carbohydrates: 14 gms.
Transfats: 0.7 gms.
Salt: 0.9 gm.
Values per 100 gms.
What do these numbers mean to us: The CSI tells us that eating a two piece KFC chicken (about 250 gm) will exceed your transfat and total fat requirement according to the World Health Organisation’s healthy criteria.
The National Institute of Nutrition’s benchmark for maximum salt is 6 gms in a day. The WHO’s limit is 5 gms.
In burgers total fats: 10.5 gms in veg. and 13.5 gm in non veg.
Trans fats: 0.4 gms.
Salt: 1.2 gm in non veg. 1.8 gms in veg.
The carbs: 33 gms in non-veg. 43 gms in veg.
What these numbers mean: highly salted food with lots of empty calories. Non-veg high on fat. (40 to 45 %) and veg. high on refined carbs (55%).
Even Catnip seems a better choice! At least it is a healthy tea for humans!