Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Takeaways 'loaded with fat'
Updated 09 October 2001, 13.31

Nipping down to your local takeaway for your favourite curry might seem yummy, but new research shows you could be loading yourself full of fat and sugar.

The magazine Health Which? looked at the nutritional content of typical meals from Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian and Tex-Mex menus.

Sweet and sour pork

Fact File
Takeaway Trivia
The UK spends 1,430m a year on takeaways
Half of Brits eat out more than once a month
Chinese dishes are the most popular choice for UK takeaways
Thai food is the healthiest option

Chinese takeaways are the most popular in the UK, but some dishes are particularly unhealthy.

A portion of battered sweet and sour pork with egg fried rice contained a lardy 60g of fat and 44g of sugar.

The nation's favourite curry, chicken tikka masala with pilau rice, clocked up an impressive 47g of fat.

Burger

And a portion of lasagne contained around 45g of fat - that's more than a McDonald's Quarterpounder with cheese and small fries.


Sue Freeman, Managing Editor of Health Which?, said: "There's nothing wrong with eating out or having the odd takeaway.

"But if you're relying on this type of food, arm yourself with the nutritional savvy to know which dishes to go for.

"If you want to reduce your fat intake in particular, go for plain rice, stir-fried or steamed food."

Daily recommended calorie intake for kids aged 11-14

  • Boys - 2,200 calories

  • Girls 1,800 calories
  • The British Nutrition Foundation advises that children don't need to cut fat out of their diet unless specifically told to do so by their GP.


     
    Full UK Section
    Also in UK now:
    Work to clear crash track starts
    Book features Madonna's daughter
    Thousands take part in fox hunts
    Scotland Northern Ireland Northern England Wales South West England Sout East England Midlands
    Your Reports
    Click on an area to read stories from your region
    World Reports
    Big year predicted for urban music Big year predicted for urban music
    Oil your brain with the daily quiz
    Get help to beat the bullies
    How well do you know your illnesses? Quiz: Are you clued up on sniffles and bugs?
    Even more of your jokes!
    © BBC Back to top^^
    Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
    Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club