Food Channels Sparking an Unhealthy Trend

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM Diet & Nutrition News
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Food channels with celebrity chefs are a big hit these days and a fallout of this trend is, while they cook up a delicious spread, the viewers' appetite for fatty and unhealthy stuff is whetted.
 Food Channels Sparking an Unhealthy Trend
Food Channels Sparking an Unhealthy Trend

A new study has claimed that such programs have sparked an obesity crisis, as they seem to egg people to eat fatty food.

This was revealed during a study which tested close to 900 recipes from 26 famous cooks and found that 87 percent did not meet the health recommendations as stipulated by the government.

Only 13% used ingredients to cook healthy stuff which followed the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) guidelines.

Dr Ricardo Costa, senior lecturer in dietetics at Coventry University, said: "This study is not about naming and shaming celebrity chefs. However given the level of trust the public tends to place in the nutritional integrity of these cooks' recipes, it's important to highlight where they're falling short of healthy eating benchmarks."



Source: Medindia

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Daphne24

Nobody should ever blame ANYBODY but themselves if they can't control themselves. These chefs NEVER claim to be cooking "healthy" meals, and unless they specify that they are, there should be no judging that they're making people eat fatty food with no fault to themselves. The food these chefs make are meant to be indulgence foods. So stop blaming your being fat on anybody and everybody and take control yourself.

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