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Fad Diet for Fat Australians

According to the study (ACNeilsen Omnibus poll) it is very astonishing to find out the diet of a normal Australian. It is found to be rich in saturated fat. //The study participants included about 1400 Australians. It talks about the most popular food items present in an average Australian lunch and how it affects his health and the alternatives he can choose to prevent various health problems. As part of the inaugural Australian Lunch Week, Sanitarium Nutrition Service dietitians have analyzed a range of common lunch options found in food courts around the nation. Most of us will be stunned at the high amount of fat, salt and sugar in many dishes and drinks – even those we think of as relatively healthy!

What We're Really Eating!

A serve of hot chips (~300g) provides 45% of your recommended daily energy intake, 75% of your daily fat intake and your entire daily intake of saturated fat (24g). It also provides one third of your daily carbohydrate needs and almost a quarter (23%) of your daily sodium intake.

A medium Big Mac Meal including Big Mac, Fries and Coke, contributes 45% of your average daily energy intake, 62% of your daily total fat intake, 53% of your recommended saturated fat intake, 45% of daily sugars and 42% of recommended sodium intakes.

A meat pie provides 18% of your daily intake of energy, 29% of your total fat intake, 41% of your daily saturated fat intake and 20% of your daily intake of sodium/salt.

A toasted cheese, tomato and ham sandwich can provide over half (55%) of your recommended daily sodium/salt intake and a McDonald's Deli Choice Roast Beef and BBQ Sauce Roll provides 61% of your recommended intake.

A Subway Chicken Fillet 6-Inch Sub contains about the same amount of fat as a regular meat pie (20g versus 20.5g).

A Subway Chicken Fillet contains just over half the amount of energy from a KFC Two-Piece Feed (2149kJ or 25% of your daily energy intake), more fat than both a
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