Infographic: Do we really know what is in our food?

Infographic: Do we really know what is in our food?

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It’s a battle most of us have with ourselves on a daily basis.

You’re out with a friend for lunch and you’re presented with the decision between the ‘superfood salad’ packed full of ingredients we struggle to pronounce, or the carb heavy alternative that just tastes so good.

We all know deep down what the right healthy options are, but how many of us know what really goes into the food we eat and the effects it has on our bodies?

To emphasise the implications of opting for an unhealthy meal choice over a healthy one, Fysiqal Nutrition have developed this eye-catching infographic that draws comparison between two meal options, a salmon and quinoa salad and a cheese and ham panini. The infographic breaks down the components of each meal detailing the nutritional information of each ingredient.


Do You Really Know What's In Your Food?

The results are astounding, for example, the cheese and ham panini contains 46.5g’s of sugar (10x more than that found in the salmon salad) and more than half of a females recommended daily calorie intake.

The choices we make on a daily basis can prove detrimental to our health.

For example national statistics show:

-57% of women and 67% of men in the UK are overweight or obese

-40,000 deaths in the UK are caused by eating excessive salty and fatty foods

-3.9 million people in the UK suffer from diabetes