Recipes may seem like cost saving meal solutions, however a new study suggests that many yield a high cost in calories.
WiredPRNews.com – Many people rely on recipes to save on costs from eating out for daily meals. These are also typically deemed a healthier alternative to fast food meals loaded with calories. However, as reported by the Associated Press (AP), cookbook recipes often come with the same calorie packed portion sizes that many condemn restaurants for. The study proposes that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of calories per serving for recipes released in new or updated editions of cookbooks over the past few decades.
Study director Brian Wansink, who teaches marketing at Cornell University, is quoted in the report as stating, “There’s so much attention that’s been given to away-from-home eating and so much attention that’s been focused on restaurants and the packaged food industry, it makes me wonder whether it’s actually deflecting attention from the one place where we can make the most immediate change.”
The complete study can be found in this week’s publication of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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