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Shocker: Gourmet Food Is Not Necessarily Healthy

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Surprise! Turns out eating a bunch of foie gras and dark chocolate at fine dining restaurants is really bad for you, and an increasing number of young Australian businessmen are discovering they have diabetes because of it. According to The Age, doctors in Melbourne are blaming working lunches at upscale restaurants for an upswing in diabetes diagnoses in men as young as 40 with no family history with the disease.

But wait, doesn't the fancy price tag somehow defray the caloric intake? Doesn't eating organic, locally sourced foods at upscale restaurants mean we can eat whatever we want? No, in fact, the average tasting menu is 2,242 calories. Sorry.

· Why Fine Dining May Be a Health Hazard [The Age]
· How Many Calories Are in Those Epic Tasting Menus? [Zagat]
[Photo: Harry Rekas]