Sunday, September 16, 2012

A look at Pepsi, KFC, McDonald's & Haldiram


I was watching a program on National Geographic, that spoke about how Obesity is an epidemic all over the world. This is due to crazy food being made available virtually everywhere!. It's true. Never in the past has so much Oily food, with so much Sugar, Salt & Fat been made available in so much abundance. Research has proved , that even before a kid can start talking, he/she can recognize Mc Donald's due to the pervasive and intelligent advertising done by the corporation.

The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) 2010 report says that the fast food industry is growing at a Compunded AVerage Growth rate of 35-40 per cent annually. This includes: Pizza Hut, Mc Donald's ,Haldiram, Nirulas , Bikanerwala , Dominoes , Subway, Coco Cola, Pepsi Co. etc. 
 
What's shocking is, to hear from researchrs, that the current young kids might be a part of the first generation that may not live longer than their parents!!


Even if they do, they will live with a whole bunch of lifestyle diseases that will lower their quality of life and add nothing but pain and agony to their years.

Case in point: Junk Food
This summarizes everything: Large Fries at Mc Donald's : 638 Calories

Salt:
  • Excess salt is responsible for blood pressure & cardiovascular issues
  • The WHO recommends a salt intake of less than 5 grams per person per day
  • In India, more than 40% of the population taken in above 10 grams a day
  • Just ONE  KFC meal gives you more than 60% of your recommended daily salt intake
  • A small 80 gm packet of Maggi Noodles gives you more than 60%  of your recommended daily salt intake
Fats
  • There is a proven relation between saturated Fats, Trans Fats & Heart Disease & Type 2 Diabetes
  • The WHO recommends a daily trans fat  intake of not more than 2-2.5 grams per person per day
  • a KFC meal gives you 2.9 gms of trans fat
  • a Mc Donald's meal gives you 2 gms of trans fat
  • 100 gms of Lays American gives you 3.7 gms of Trans Fat!!
Sugar:
  • The National Institute of Nutrition suggests not more than 20 grams of added sugar should be consumed every day
  • But, a 300 ml COLA bottle has 42 Grams of SUGAR in it !! Sweet!
  • Also check out: More on Sugar


Some interesting findings of the Centre for Science & Environment CSE Study

  1. Consuming a 60-75 gm packet of CHIPS will wipe out half of your daily recommended fat intake quota
  2. Eating a packet of Kurkure will exhaust 2/3rd of your total fat quota
  3. Highest level of total fat is found in Haldiram's Bhujia ( 37.8 gms per 100 gms)
  4. Consuming a 300 ml cola = 42 grams of added sugar i.e. over twice your recommended quota
  5. A Medium FRIES (about 150 gms) will exceed your daily trans fat quota
  6. A two piece KFC chicken ( about 250 gms) will wipe out your daily recommended Total FAT & Trans FAT quota
  7. Mc Donald's Large Fries:  638 CALORIES ???!!! ( I didn't know & expect this)
  8. Mc Veggie: 465 Calories
  9. Chicken Maharaja Mac: 488 Calories
  10. Mc Cicken: 416 Calories
  11. Calories in McDonald's Food:  http://www.mcdonaldsindia.com/images/Nutrition-Information.pdf

Now, I'm not saying don't eat Junk Food. Even i love junk food, who doesn't? 
But let's not make it our regular diet!  

Hey today's a Sunday, time to get my Chola Bhatura on !
Cheers!
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