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I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 10:17 AM (permalink)
PARIS (Reuters) - Want to stay fit and healthy? Two top French nutritionists are telling people to go for a Big Mac and keep their fingers off the traditional French quiche.



In an unexpected message to a country priding itself on the superiority of its food, a new food guide praises the McDonald's burger for having a higher and healthier protein-to-fat ratio than France's Quiche Lorraine.


"Strangely enough, the products which are the most demonized are not necessarily the worst," Jean-Michel Cohen and Patrick Serog write in their book "Savoir Manger," in which they analyze 5,000 dishes available in shops and restaurants.


The verdict published this month comes as McDonald's launches a new campaign to add healthier food choices to its menus. It has also said it is eliminating Supersize fries and soft drinks.






 
#1
    Grampy

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    RE: I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 10:33 AM (permalink)
    Isn't French nutritionist an oxymoron?
     
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      angelfood

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      RE: I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 10:46 AM (permalink)
      I was curious about this and looked up the nutrition information on the Big Mac and two Quiche Lorraine recipes that were posted on the web. The quiche's were chosen at random and the Big Mac info was obtained from the US site. This is totally not scientific, although I do find it interesting:

      BIG MAC
      Calories: 600
      Fat: 33g
      Cholesteral: 85mg
      Sodium: 1050mg
      Carbs: 50g
      Dietary Fibre: 4g
      Protein: 25g

      RANDOM QUICHE #1
      Calories: 817
      Fat: 75.1g
      Cholesteral: 284mg
      Sodium: 971mg
      Carbs: 8.1g
      Dietary Fibre: 1.3g
      Protein: 17.8g

      RANDOM QUICHE #2
      Calories: 458
      Fat: 36g
      Cholesteral: 183mg
      Sodium: 506mg
      Carbs: 16.4g
      Dietary Fibre: .5g
      Protein: 17.8g
       
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        Grampy

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        RE: I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 11:09 AM (permalink)
        I think, to be fair, we should look at an egg-related McD product. For a Spanish Omelete on a bagel:

        Calories: 710
        Fat: 40
        Cholesterol: 275
        Sodium: 1520
        Carbs: 59
        Fiber: 3
        Protein: 27
         
        #4
          lamertz

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          RE: I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 3:44 PM (permalink)
          WOW!!!! I guess that means no more quiche for moi.
           
          #5
            meowzart

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            RE: I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 4:05 PM (permalink)
            A quiche is just a quiche...
             
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              Grampy

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              RE: I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 4:10 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by meowzart

              A quiche is just a quiche...


              I must remember this...
               
              #7
                Hillbilly

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                RE: I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 4:17 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Grampy

                quote:
                Originally posted by meowzart

                A quiche is just a quiche...


                I must remember this...


                How sentimental! (Excuse me--I mean fundamental)
                 
                #8
                  marberthenad

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                  RE: I've heard it all, now... Fri, 03/19/04 7:17 PM (permalink)
                  But check out the carb counts ... way higher for McDonald's products. Plus if you want to feel truly healthy and French after eating a Big Mac, a glass of red wine is in order ...
                   
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                    lleechef

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                    RE: I've heard it all, now... Sat, 03/20/04 4:30 AM (permalink)
                    Les Francais sont toujours un petit fous.
                     
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                      Adjudicator

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                      RE: I've heard it all, now... Sat, 03/20/04 3:07 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Grampy

                      Isn't French nutritionist an oxymoron?


                      Among others that I can think of from the same nationality.
                       
                      #11
                        angelfood

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                        RE: I've heard it all, now... Sat, 03/20/04 5:38 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by lleechef

                        Les Francais sont toujours un petit fous.


                        Vous avez la connaissance de première main!!
                         
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                          michaelgemmell

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                          RE: I've heard it all, now... Mon, 03/22/04 8:48 PM (permalink)
                          The French have a far lesser rate of heart disease and ovesity than we do. They eat many rich foods. Perhaps the difference is the benefit they get from frequent drinking of red wine, something we know is healthful in moderation. Also, the portions they eat tend to be smaller than what Americans eat.

                          And on the political references, it reminds me of my personal experience. I was on a cruise last summer that stopped at Le Havre. We kept hearing people say they refused to "get off" in France. Their loss. We Americans have an inalienable right to Escargots Bourgignon, so I will eat yours if you won't eat French food. Thanks!
                           
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                            Rick F.

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                            RE: I've heard it all, now... Tue, 03/23/04 2:03 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Grampy

                            quote:
                            Originally posted by meowzart

                            A quiche is just a quiche...


                            I must remember this...
                            As thyme goes by. . . .
                             
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                              Rick F.

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                              RE: I've heard it all, now... Tue, 03/23/04 2:09 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by lleechef

                              Les Francais sont toujours un petit fous.
                              Ils sont petits fous, mais avaient fois gras, n'est ce pas?

                              (And I have now, sans doute, demonstrated just how much French I've lost since 1965! That's what being a show-off gets me!)
                               
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                                Grampy

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                                RE: I've heard it all, now... Tue, 03/23/04 9:14 AM (permalink)
                                Il faut que mange bien pour vivre -- je pense...
                                 
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                                  Art Deco

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                                  RE: I've heard it all, now... Tue, 03/23/04 10:23 AM (permalink)
                                  Your belt you must unleash
                                  A quiche is still a quiche
                                  A pie is still a pie
                                  No dietary rules apply
                                  As thyme goes by

                                  When Roadfood eaters chew
                                  They still say: "Please, more stew"
                                  On that you can rely
                                  It matters, what the waiter brings
                                  As thyme goes by

                                  Biscuits and gravy - always taste so great
                                  Stomachs full of chicken - none left on the plate
                                  We need good food - not worries about our weight
                                  That no one can deny

                                  It's still the same old story
                                  A quest for food of glory
                                  A case of eat or die
                                  The world will always welcome eaters
                                  As thyme goes by

                                   
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                                    kland01s

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                                    RE: I've heard it all, now... Tue, 03/23/04 12:04 PM (permalink)
                                    Too funny pogo!
                                     
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                                      lleechef

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                                      RE: I've heard it all, now... Tue, 03/23/04 2:12 PM (permalink)
                                      Tres bien mon ami pogo!!!
                                       
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