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What's this? Irish people would rather a nice bowl of bran flakes than a fry...

Surely not.

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PICTURE THIS. YOU’RE on holiday in some country hotel and you’ve set your alarm 10 minutes before breakfast finishes in the morning. You’re only desperate to head downstairs for that big breakfast bowl of bran flakes.

What? Yes, apparently Irish people are turning their noses up more and more on the traditional fry-up in favour of healthier options.

That’s according to the Jurys hotel group who have who analysed the habits of the one million people they have served breakfast to so far this year.

It turns out that British guests are munching down on almost twice as many rashers and eggs than Irish guests but that Irish guests are eating five times more muesli and bran flakes.

What’s more, Jurys says that Irish guests have also polished off about 25,000 pots of probiotic yoghurt and 15,000 pieces of fruit so far this year.

The most popular fruit is the banana with with brown bread also more popular than white.

So is this proof of a more health concious society? Not completely yet says Jurys’ Suzanne Cannon:

“While it’s undoubtable the ‘Full Irish’ will always have a place in the nation’s heart, it’s great to see that our guests are also embracing a healthy lifestyle by feasting on fruit and cereals.”

Okay fine, but we’re at least still addicted to tea right? Thankfully yes, with more than a million cups of tea being consumed across the hotel group in the first six months of this year alone.

Ah that’s alright then, we can breath again, and maybe throw the kettle on while we’re at it.

Read: Fed up with the full Irish? Check out these amazing uses for black pudding >

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