Boris Johnson, whose grandfather is Turkish, has been invited by a restaurant owner in Turkey to eat as many as he wants to keep trim after discussing the issue of piling on the pounds during the pandemic.
Johnson, 56, recently drew attention to the risks obesity poses with COVID-19 during an interview with LBC London.
He said that obesity has increased during the pandemic and that he was overweight in March 2020 when he caught COVID-19, adding that he lost weight after his treatment and embarked on a healthy eating routine.
Yasar Aydin, a kebab restaurant owner in the southern Turkish city of Adana, said that he agreed with Johnson’s words and claimed that eating kebabs will help others stay healthy.
Aydin, who specialises in Adana kebabi, made with hand-minced meat, mounted on a skewer and grilled on a charcoal barbecue, said the dish can even help people lose weight.
He said: “I am also losing weight by eating kebab. I gained a lot of weigh over the years and went over 100 kilogrammes. However, I lost 20 kilogrammes by eating kebabs and salads. Now I am healthier and more attentive.”
Reminded that Boris Johnson loves kebab, Aydin said: “Adana is the world capital of kebabs. I invite Johnson here to Adana. Let’s show him what a healthy and real kebab is all about!”
It is unclear if Boris Johnson, whose great-grandfather was Turkish, plans to take the kebab shop owner up on his invitation.
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