New research conducted by a professional marketplace with the help of nutritionists on their platform has uncovered the nation’s favourite dishes, as well as how many calories and grams of fat each contains. The traditional full English fry-up topped the list, containing 1,180 calories as well as 74.9g of fat, with a beef roast dinner following closely, with 1,012 calories and 27.2g fat.
Alongside uncovering the nations favourite dinners, the research also found that over half of Britons never eat their five-a-day, with a further one in 11 admitting they never eat fruit and one in 16 admitting they never eat vegetables.
The team at professional marketplace www.Bidvine.com polled over 2,000 UK-based adults on what they enjoy eating the most and then, using nutritionists on their platform, they calculated how many calories are in each dish as well as the amount of fat.
Individuals were first provided with an extensive list of meals and were asked to select what their favourite dish was, with the following five emerging as the nation’s favourites:
1. A full English – 13%
2. Beef roast dinner – 12%
3. Chicken tikka masala – 12%
4. Pizza – 10%
5. Fish and chips – 9%
Taking this into account, nutritionists that are on the Bidvine platform then calculated how many calories and grams of fat are in each of the nation’s favourite dishes, using their insight. The results were as follows:
1. Pizza – 2,900 kcal, 140g fat
2. A full English – 1,180 kcal, 74.9g fat
3. Fish and chips – 1,077 kcal, 59.8g fat
4. Beef roast dinner – 1,012 kcal, 27.2g fat
5. Chicken tikka masala – 956 kcal, 51.4g fat
When asked if they manage to eat their recommended five-a-day, over half (51%) stated they ‘never’ do. What’s more it was uncovered that one in 11 (9%) admitting that they ‘never’ eat fruit and a further 6% admitted to ‘never’ eating vegetables.
Russ Morgan, Co-Founder of www.Bidvine.com, commented:
“It’s shocking to read about just how many calories are in dishes that some of us may eat on a weekly basis. Some of these meal choices take up a large chunk of a calorie and fat RDA and, in pizza’s case, it exceeds them both dramatically. Try not to eat these meals too regularly and be sure to balance the effects of consuming so many calories and a high level of fat by doing some exercise throughout the week and eating a few healthier meal options.”