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Worst junk food eaters in North Devon revealed in survey

By NDJFran  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

The worst junk food eaters in North Devon have been revealed in survey

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PEOPLE in Torrington and Ilfracombe spend on average £91 a month on junk food, a survey has revealed.

Pizza, biscuits and curry are the main offenders in Ilfracombe while people in Torrington have a sweet tooth, preferring cake and chocolate.

A poll by www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk revealed which areas in North Devon spend the most amount on junk food every month.

Nearly 3,000 people across the country were quizzed about their eating habits to find out which junk foods were most popular in different areas.

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People were asked how often they ate junk food each week and were told to take into account unhealthy meals, treats and snacks.

Of the people who took part, 34% said they ate junk food once a day every day while 27% said they limited their junk food consumption to once a week and 15% said they had it as a treat every few weeks.

People in Ilfracombe spend £91.41 a month on junk food while those in Torrington spend £91.31.

Holsworthy residents spend £88.78 a month on average, while those in Braunton spend £86.57 a month.

People in Bideford spend £79.12, those in Barnstaple spend £76.45 and people in South Molton spend the least, at £75.48 a month.

Pizza is the preferred option in South Molton, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Holsworthy.

Richard Nixon, manager at The Ilfracombe Fryer, said he did “all right business”.

“It is not really that busy this time of year, but in the summer it goes mental,” he said. “Everybody loves fish and chips.

George Charles, spokesman for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, said the following: “I can’t quite believe that so many Britons admit to eating junk food every single day.

“This can be extremely bad for their health if they don’t do the recommended levels of exercise at the same time to counteract the effects of the junk food.

“To burn off a large portion of fries you’d need to jog for 57 minutes, or at least walk for 139 minutes, and that’s just for chips.

“Those in the South West clearly like to enjoy a few cheeky treats.

“Aside from the health risks, it’s also an expensive habit to have, so people should take their bank balance into account before splurging on chocolate, pizza, kebabs and curries.”

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