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This New Study Has Shown That Lunchtime Wraps Can Be As High In Calories As Pizza

By seank

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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Decide to go with the healthy choice of a wrap for lunch today? Well, it may not have been as healthy as you thought.

A new report has found that many lunch wraps served around the country can contain as many calories as a 12-inch pizza.

Conducted by SafeFood, the survey examined 240 takeaway wraps in 80 outlets across Ireland and found that some contain up to 1,000 calories, as well as containing high levels of salt and fat.

The survey was carried out after research found that one in three people believe that wraps are a healthier choice than a lunchtime sandwich.

In reality, the average tortilla wrap contains almost as many calories as two slices of bread, while their fillings are often high in calories, salt and fat.

The report also found that the three most popular fillings were chicken and salad, chicken tikka and salad, and chicken Caesar salad.

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Which also tells us that we're a nation with chicken fixation

The report revealed that if you eat a large chicken tikka wrap with a soft drink and crisps for your lunch, you will have consumed nearly 1,400 calories, a staggering 60% of your daily allowance.

If people are serious about keeping their wraps healthy, SafeFood urges them to choose smaller portion sizes, increase the amount of salad, choose lean meats and fish, and remove sauces.

Click here to read the full survey.

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