Watch your waist after Easter
THE Cancer Council last week unwrapped the kilojoules in popular hot cross buns across Queensland, helping families stay healthy and manage their eating.
Queensland’s best buns were revealed – from traditional to fruitless, apple, cinnamon, choc-chip and choc-caramel flavours – helping people count their calories and eat well.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan said many Queenslanders would be shocked to learn the average hot cross bun could take an hour of walking to burn off.
“One traditional hot cross bun contains about 210 calories (879 kilojoules) – with four teaspoons of sugar and 250mg of sodium in each bun,” Ms McMillan said.
“The daily recommended sugar consumption is no more than six teaspoons a day – eating just one and a half hot cross buns would take you over that limit.”
Cancer Council urged Queenslanders to opt for the healthiest choice if indulging in a treat or two during and after Easter.
“If we indulge in a treat or two, we should read labels and choose the healthiest option possible, balancing energy intake with energy expenditure over the long weekend,” she said.
“For good health and happiness, think about play-based Easter gifts for your kids, encourage them to be physically active, and put on a healthy lunch for the family.”
TREATS: Hot cross buns.