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Is Great British Bake Off Making The Nation FAT?

  • Over the past couple of years, people have been scratching their heads as to why consumption of sugar is on the rise

  • Health bosses were told that TV The Great British Bake Off was behind this rising amount

  • Even though experts have recommended that people half their sugar consumption, people are still rushing out to recreate

  • We take a look at this rising epidemic and propose some easy fixes to your problems

Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off makes for some cracking telly, but could it be contributing to Britain’s obesity epidemic? Some experts say “yes.”


Health experts recommend that people half their sugar consumption, while the annual baking TV show works hard to promote sugar-heavy recipes – with (quite frankly) beautiful looking cakes.

Let’s not mince words here, the cakes do look awesome and I’d love to destroy every last one of them. But the problem still stands that these cake recipes require A LOT of sugar and plenty of full fat products, creating calorific catastrophes of macro-destroying badness.

Heck, even China has banned broadcast of the show in their country because they believe it could make their country fat!

Data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey shows that sugar consumption is still pretty high – with 17% of that total amount coming from table sugar and preserves – the building blocks of many cakes.

And while the World Health Organisation recommends limiting sugar intake to six teaspoons a day to avoid obesity, heart disease and other serious illnesses, you still see plenty of products – not just cake, but even soft drinks too – blatantly ignore this recommendation.

So do you think GBBO impacts sugar intake? Take our poll below, and click through to the next page to see some of our fixes to this problem.

Share your opinion in the comments!

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