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2005/07/29 00:40:39 (permalink)
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Supermarket programme just on tv

Did anyone see this?

Its a programme that questions how healthy supermarket food is, I cant quite remember the name of it but I saw it today and found something very interesting.

They tested chickens from all the main supermarkets, tesco, asda, morrisons, sainsburys.

They ground up each chicken and tested how much fat there actually was in each chicken. Now supposedly as we all know chicken is very low in fat, but this study proved this to be very wrong!

There was almost 1 pints worth of fat from each chicken as a result of the fat test.

The guy was talking about how in the old days (70's,80's) chickens used to be healther and had less bodyfat, the fact that todays chickens are grown to be as big as possible (fed excess food without exercise) is the cause for this huge increase in the amount of fat in todays supermarket chicken. Regardless of this change the supermarkets do not seem to be changing the nutritonal values stated there poultry/

At first I refused to believe this, but now im wondering if it might actually be true because if it is then this could have a serious effect on mine and others health. I mean most of my protein comes from chicken breasts, and will do so throughout my life!

I just thought id post this here, maybe others saw this programme just now, maybe people like toxictoffe/james can give there input.

It would be much appreicated


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    footdee
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    RE: Supermarket programme just on tv 2005/07/29 00:42:44 (permalink)
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    I missed it, but it's being talked about here....
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/Dispatches_tonight_CH4_9pm/m_628987/tm.htm
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    RE: Supermarket programme just on tv 2005/07/29 00:56:03 (permalink)
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    Cheers for that mate, If this is true about the chicken breasts then I dont know what I will do!

    Im very interested to hear about this from:

    Toxic + James


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    RE: Supermarket programme just on tv 2005/07/29 02:25:13 (permalink)
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    Depends if the fats are good fats or not? You can always cut it up and put it under the George Foreman, or maybe just buy breasts and put them under? That said, I'd imagine that alot of it drips out in the oven, mine do when the missus pops one in.

    Surely you see the fat when picking it apart anyway? If you're on about grease on the skin/flesh, I always wrap mine in kitchen paper when I have it to get the fat off.
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