A GUT-BUSTING fat-filled burger packing more than 2,400 calories has been crowned Britain’s unhealthiest in a nutritional league table of shame.
Yates’s pub chain’s What A Porka Burger topped the list as the NHS revealed poor diet leads to a new case of Type 2 diabetes being diagnosed every three minutes.
Sun researchers pinpointed the five burgers currently on sale at major high street restaurant chains.
What A Porka came out on top with a whopping 2,456 calories, 119 grams of fat, 40.1 grams of saturated fats and 8.9 grams of salt, when served with chips.
The mountainous meat feast comprises a beef burger, gammon, pork burger, two sausage patties and a Cumberland sausage piled inside a bun and topped with onion rings for £11.29 with a free drink.
Wetherspoon’s Empire State Burger, served with fries and onion rings , priced at £8.99 with an alcoholic drink contains a hefty 2,013 calories.
Third on the list was “The Mighty” at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, is made with two 6oz patties, mature cheddar, crispy bacon, garlic mayo, relish and dill pickle – and is priced at £12.95.
BURGER’S A BIG-OUT
Nutritional information posted online states the burger contains, 1,782 calories, 90.9 grams of fat, 35.9 grams of saturated fats and 5.5 grams of salt.
The Brewrers Fayre pub chain offers The Ultimate, comprising two 1/4 lb minced beef steak burgers with crisp bacon, Cheddar cheese, creamy cheese sauce, crispy fried onions, fried mushrooms, mayonnaise and onion rings.
Priced at £11.29 it packs a weighty 1,737 calories.
Harvester’s version of the “The Ultimate Burger” is a 6oz beef burger, a grilled chicken breast topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese and burger sauce with half a rack of slow-cooked ribs on the side.
Served in a toasted brioche bun with baby gem lettuce, tomato and a pickled chilli, with slaw, the unhealthy packs 1,726 calories when served with chips, 69 grams of fat, 26 grams of saturated fats and 6.4 grams of salt.
What A Porka – Yates: nutritional info
- 2,083 calories
- Plus chips – 373 cals
- Total = 2,456 cals
- 119 grams of fat
- 40.1 grams of saturated fats
- 8.9 grams of salt
The research comes as Britain’s obesity epidemic continues to spiral out of control.
Campaigners slammed the chains for adding to Britain’s health woes.
Clare Thornton-Wood of the British Dietetic Association said: “These burgers on their own in many cases exceed the full days kcal allowance for a woman and in some cases for a man.
“They all exceed the daily recommended intake of total fat, saturated fat and salt.
“Whilst people do have a choice over the menu choices it does not really seem sensible for restaurants to be tempting consumers with this type of product.”
Findings were revealed as NHS data revealed there were 202,665 new cases of diabetes in England and Wales in 2017.
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