"Approximately 30 per cent fat and contains high levels of sodium," says Chirine Watfa, a dietician at Health Factory, Dubai .
“Most of the fat in fries is trans fat, which clogs your arteries and causes cardiovascular disease,” explains Chirine Watfa, a dietician at Health Factory, Dubai.
. “The sugar rush from juice causes a spike in your child’s insulin levels and having unstable or high insulin levels is the leading cause of diabetes, obesity and heart disease,” explains the Dubai-based nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary.
“Doughnuts contain trans fats that your baby’s body cannot process and will have an adverse effect on his heart. They also contain refined flour, which has been bleached white with toxic chemicals, causing your baby to gain weight around his waist,” explains the Dubai-based nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary.
“Factors such as shelf life, stomach fluids and extreme temperatures can prevent the healthy bacteria from surviving and reaching the gut,” says Dubai-based nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary, negating the believed benefits of probiotics.
UAE school kids are 1.8 times more obese than US children, according to studies conducted by the cardiology department at the Saif Bin Ghubash Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. And here are the worst offenders.