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How much fat will Canadians be consuming this Christmas? See Yahoo's Global Christmas Fat Finder

Which country tips the scale when it comes to festive meals?

Here are some of the highlights from our Global Christmas Fat Finder:

  • Spain ranks No. 1 for fattiest holiday meal. Their Christmas spread will pull in more than 70 grams of fat per serving, mostly thanks to the popular main, roast lamb. The Mediterranean country also tops the list for their dessert made with the most fat -- a traditional nougat called Turron, which consists of honey, almonds and egg whites.

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  • Canada falls in the mid-range out of 15 countries for total fat consumption, with an average of 49 grams. Our country's Christmas pudding dessert reels in only 5 grams of fat -- one of the lowest on this list.
  • If you think Canadians' eating habits closely resembles our neighbours to the south, think again. The United States fell second to Spain in overall fat consumption, with 65 grams of fat. Their turkey is pretty healthy, but their must-have pumpkin pie brings in 13 grams of fat.

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  • It also appears that we have much to learn from our British friends. They rank five countries below us in overall fat consumption, with 30 grams. Though similar to us, their cranberry sauce and Christmas pudding dessert are safe low-fat options.

What are some of your favourite holiday dishes? Tell us in the comments below.

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