TV Chef Recipes ‘Unhealthy’ 2012-12-19Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Health, Science.
Tags: ASDA, Chefs, Cooking, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jamie Oliver, Junk Food, Lorraine Pascal, Nigella Lawson, Ready meals, recipes, sainsbury's, tesco, TV food
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Recipes by prominent TV chefs are less healthy than supermarket ready meals, Newcastle University researchers say.
Meals by Mr. Jamie Oliver, Ms. Lorraine Pascale, Ms. Nigella Lawson and Mr. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall were compared to those from Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
The meals in TV chefs’ cookbooks contained more calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar — but less salt.
The researchers said this was not about ‘bashing’ chefs as many campaigned to tackle obesity. (more…)