Surprisingly, the U.S. doesn’t always serve the largest portions.
As TrueActivist recently reported, there is an epidemic of obesity increasing in prevalence around the world. This is largely a result of fast food restaurants moving into rich and poor nations.
No longer is fast food reserved for the affluent. In fact, those on less income are more likely to eat the cheap meals because they’re easy and affordable. Unfortunately, this is having a devastating effect on populations’ health, as fast food is usually full of refined sugar, trans fats, low-quality ingredients, preservatives, artificial flavorings, and neurotoxin-like ingredients such as MSG.
The unhealthy folder may be appetizing because it was engineered to be, but consuming too much of it increases one’s risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, skin conditions, digestive issues, and even cancer.
Of course, the ingredients aren’t the only factor contributing to peoples’ growing waist lines or declining health. As Compare The Market relays, portions around the world are growing, which means people are consuming far more than they did even 30 years ago.
In order to visually grasp how different countries’ portion sizes are, we’re sharing an enlightening Infographic that breaks it down.
Compare The Market shares on its website:
“We decided to investigate how our fast food favorites vary from country to country. The results surprised us! For example, a Canadian KFC Original Recipe Burger is 35 grams larger than its Australian counterpart, and packs in 122 more calories!
Interestingly, even foods that shared similar sizes with one another still varied in their caloric content. A Krispy Kreme original glazed donut from Australia weighs in at 52 grams per serving size, as does its Singapore counterpart. But did you know that the Aussie version sports 64 extra calories?
The opposite was true when we compared Hungry Jacks/ Burger King Whoppers. Japan and Australia share very similar sizes (only a 2-gram difference between them). However, the calorie split between them is huge: 750 calories in Japan, opposed to 693 in Australia.”
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