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New Safefood Report Shows Just How Many Calories Are In Indian Takeaway Meals

By fiodhna_hm

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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Apologies in advance if you had a delish Indian takeaway over the weekend...

A new report conducted by Ulster University and SafeFood has revealed just how many calories are in one Indian takeaway meal, and the results ain't pretty!

A typical Indian takeaway meal consisting of a starter, main course and pilau rice can contain over 2,287 calories - far more calories than an adult’s total daily requirements. In addition, some varieties of naan bread contain almost a third of an adult’s total daily calorie requirement.

The analysis for the 'What's In Your Indian Takeaway' report was conducted on 280 food samples from 36 Indian takeaways in Ireland.

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From the looks of it we should be changing our takeaway habits!

However, if you feel like you can't go without a lovely Indian takeaway every now and then, the report also provides some tips on how to enjoy a healthier takeaway:

  • Consider Indian takeaway meals as an occasional food and one portion should ideally be shared between two people.
  • Choose boiled rice over pilau rice and share the portion of rice as the average portion provided enough for two people. Consider not eating both a portion of naan bread and rice, unless they are shared.
  • Avoid nibbling on poppadoms and associated dips – on average one portion of poppadoms contains over 100 calories alone.
  • Safefood report

    Everything in moderation, right?!

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