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OMG!!!! Have a look at this !!!

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by Frontier-Phil, 25 June 2009 Social URL.

  1. Frontier-Phil

    Frontier-Phil Silver Member


    Thought you might like to have a read of this....


    Supermarket salads can have more fat than a Big Mac
    The findings will surprise many health-conscious office workers, who sometimes chose a salad as an alternative to a calorific sandwich.
    However, Which?, in a study of 20 different pre-prepared salads, found that the average contained 412 calories and 20.3 grams of fat – only a touch healthier than a Big Mac, which contains 490 calories and 24 grams of fat.

    Most of the unhealthy and fatty ingredients were found in the dressings, with Morrisons 300g Smedleys Atlantic Prawn Marie Rose Salad, priced £1.49, containing 855 calories and 66.3g fat, which is more than a Big Mac and a medium portion of fries.

    An adult woman is recommended to try and eat no more than 70 grams of fat in a single day.
    Which? editor Martyn Hocking said: "If you thought your High Street salad was healthy, you could be in for a surprise.
    "We have found large differences between the amount of fat, saturated fat, salt and calories in pre-packaged salads. Check the label or you could end up with egg on your face.
    "Many of the salads we looked at were surprisingly high in calories and fat. Mainly this was because they had mayonnaise or creamy sauces. The ingredient lists showed these were often added generously."
    Asda's 297g Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad, priced £2, contained 43g of fat, nearly as much as six Cadbury's Creme eggs, Which? found.
    Almost a quarter of the salad was made up of high-calorie dressing containing 13 per cent mayonnaise, and 10 per cent Caesar dressing.
    Mayo dressing was the second highest ingredient in a 380g Marks & Spencer Pasta with Tomato & Basil Chicken salad, costing £3.20, which had 760 calories and 46g fat.
    Sainsbury's 350g Tomato and Basil Chicken salad, costing £2.95, was also comparatively high in fat. The label specified that it had no mayo, but the ingredients list revealed that it contained egg yolk, oil and white wine vinegar – the same ingredients as mayonnaise.
    Which? wants food companies to adopt one label so that shoppers can see at a glance levels of fat, sugar and salt.
    Definitive research by the Food Standards Agency shows that a combined label – including traffic light colours, guideline daily amounts, grams of nutrients per portion and the words 'high', 'medium' and 'low' – works best for shoppers

    So who's for a salad then !!!! or will now be a Big Mac for a healthy option......:eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Phil x
    Last edited: 25 June 2009
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  3. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

    Thanks for this Phil. VERY interesting.
    I am just dying to tell the girls at work! They insist I eat junk and rush off to buy salads daily! Hahaha brilliant! I LOVE it!
  4. sugar_lipswales

    sugar_lipswales Silver Member

    Of course if you add creamy mayo sauces etc it's going to bump up the calorie content of your salad! Just because it's in a salad doesn't magic the fat away! I used to eat them by the bucket load, it just shows how ignorant I was about what was in everyday foods.
  5. Marie_D

    Marie_D Gold Member

    Oh good - next time I have salad on my menu plan, I'll just get myself a nice big BigBac instead :D:D:p Mmmmm....;)
  6. Sticky

    Sticky I will succeed!!!

    Crikey!!! I'm always aware pre-packed sarnies are high in 'badness' to a level you wouldn't expect...but salads worse than MacD's??? Crikey!

    Bet MacD's will love this news...booming business cause who wouldn't want a portion of fries over a wilted salad from a plastic tub? Lol x
  7. pumpkin2008

    pumpkin2008 Full Member

    OMG that's crazy!! I think I'll have the bigmac then....lol

    SLACK ALICE Silver Member

    Thanks Phil...........
    did you have to post 'THAT PICTURE'!!!!!!!
    so early in the morning .
    Ive just sratched the screen and smelt it !!!!!!
    Bugger You !!!!!!
  9. Berryred

    Berryred Gold Member

    yikes! (don't feel so bad for having a burger king yesterday now teehee)
  10. charlottegrace1

    charlottegrace1 Gold Member

    Thanks Phil, you are a darling for putting the picture on too. Good job I don't like McDonalds - only the thick shakes lol.
    The article makes frightening reading and just shows how you can make unwise choices when you think you are being sooo good. Have a great day. xx
  11. Littleslimmingbee

    Littleslimmingbee Gold Member

    I'v heard about this, but then for those of us that are eating salads to loose weight.. we wont be opting for one with sauces and obvious dressings! but i am not suprised lol, my OH came home and rubbed it in my face lol.. think it just tgoes to show u never know what ur buying really! just gotta be a bit mroe wise! x
  12. madhousemum

    madhousemum Silver Member

    omg shocking. xxx
  13. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

    Very interesting Phil, thank you for posting.

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