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To celebrate why not cook a healthy Chinese meal. Try my low calorie veggie Singapore noodles, it will be much healthier than anything you can order from a takeaway.
Many of the foods you order from the takeaway contain a lot of fat and salt. For instance a Chinese sweet and sour chicken, egg fried rice and vegetable spring rolls could contain a massive 1,436 calories and 60g of fat! That’s almost ¾ of the calories and 87% of the fat an average woman should have in a whole day. Some Chinese takeaways can also contain high amounts of sugar up to 19 teaspoons
But why should you worry about the amounts of fat, salt and sugar in your takeaways?
Eating sugar causes your blood sugar levels to spike quickly, leading to increased insulin production. Higher insulin levels can inhibit the production of growth hormones and weaken your immune system. High insulin levels also contribute to weight gain, and, over time, the stress on your body can lead to diabetes.
Eating a diet high in saturated fat can cause the level of cholesterol in your blood to build up over time. Raised cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease.
If you decide to have a takeaway rather than a healthy home cooked meal then consider making just one simple change