Date Published: 12 February 2010
Responsible approach to portion size needed
In response to an enquiry regarding a new ‘double Angus three cheese burger’ being sold at Burger King restaurants Victoria Taylor, Senior Heart Health Dietitian at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) said:
" A responsible approach to portion size is vital to the promotion of healthier diets and never more so than in meals that are high in saturated fat.
Although both the standard and double versions of this burger are high in saturated fat, going for the double Angus three cheese burger would provide an adult woman with her entire daily saturated fat allowance and half her daily calorie limit, and that's without adding in chips and a sugary fizzy drink.
Consumers need to use nutritional information available to them to help make healthier choices and be wary of going large – as they could get more than they bargained for.”
Source: The British Heart Foundation.