Fast Food Nutritional Information



Who doesn't love fast food? It tastes great, it gives some strong bursts of energy, and ... well, it's served up pretty fast! However, have you ever stopped to think about getting fast food nutritional information?



The information is available for anyone who wants it — but the fast food restaurants sure don't emblazon it all over the place or include it in their advertising. And that's because such fast food nutritional information doesn't represent an efficient use of advertising dollars.


we get overloaded with nutrients

You see, on the one hand, fast food is not the "evil" that self-righteous do-gooders like to say that it is. It's not some malicious toxin, and there is no conspiracy among fast food restaurants to kill their customers. There are some very good nutrients in fast food. But we, on the other hand, get overloaded with too many, or inferior forms, of some of those nutrients when we eat a lot of Whoppers, golden french fries or other fried stuff.

The problem that you uncover when you get your hands on some fast food nutritional information is that it's loaded with carbohydrates, refined sugars, vegetable oils, and sodium (refined or cooked salt, which has very little nutritional value but can raise your blood pressure).

Carbohydrates

Fast food diets are high-carb diets — this is what leads to so many people being overweight. Carbohydrates are readily stored by the body; unless you are a serious athlete, a low-carb diet is probably best for you most of the time.

Refined sugars

Refined sugars (white sugar, high fructose corn syrup) also get you putting on the weight; they are so quickly and easily burned away that they offer next to nothing in nutrients, while the body's metabolism gets short-circuited by not having to do any real work on them.

Vegetable oils

Vegetable oils overload our bodies with Omega-6 fatty acids; these are very important to our health in the proper amounts, but the amounts that the typical person consumes today are just plain bad for us.

sodium

And all that sodium ... it's another overload, and it's cooked table salt, not the good, nutritionally high sea salt that you should be using.

But, fast food restaurants have been responding to the greater spread of fast food nutritional information by offering healthier choices to people. As a matter of fact, it has now become possible for you to eat a relatively healthy meal at the B.K., the Micky Dee's, the KFC, Wendy's, etc. You just need to watch what you select at these places and pay attention to the nutritional information that they provide to you.

fast food eating guidelines


What are some general fast food eating guidelines for most of your visits?

  • Eat the grilled chicken, not the fried chicken.

  • Eat the baked potato, not the fries.

  • Get the fish in place of the beef sometimes.

  • Get a salad

  • Drink water or unsweetened iced tea (bring your own sweetener like a packet of stevia), not soda pop or fruit punch.

  • For breakfasts, stay away from the hashed browns.

But, fast food nutritional information should also make it clear to you that if you eat a lot of that food, you need to take dietary supplements. You cannot get your full gamut of needed nutrients just from even the healthiest fast food eating practices. Otherwise, be smart and enjoy it!

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