The Benefits Of Fast Food

It appeared unusual when in 2013 McDonald’s McResource website advised its employees of the potential health risks collocated with its popular McMenu. According to CNBC, the website warned that "fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight". Additionally, the McResource website, created by independent third-party experts, states that a “cheeseburger, fries, and soda is the unhealthy choice and a sub, salad, and cup of water is the healthier choice”. Such sensible dietary advice coming from the fast-food giant – often ridiculed by its unhealthy menu – seems astonishingly unreasonable. In response, McDonald 's said that it agreed with the third-party advice…show more content…
Avoid ordering the restaurant’s conventional meal, basket or combo options; rather, have it your way. Fill your plate with heaps of fruits and vegetables; choose baked and grilled vegetables over fried. Fresh salads generally have a fraction of the fat and calories than a typical cheeseburger. For example, McDonald’s Big Mac cheeseburger has over 550 calories and 29 grams fat – that’s already 49% of your daily value -- versus their Premium Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken which has only 260 calories and nine grams fat. Also, look for key words like “whole grain”, “low-fat”, or “all natural” to recognize healthier choices. For example, order your pizza topping with low-fat cheese and lots of all-natural ingredients including: broccoli, spinach, mushrooms and plenty tomato sauce. Ham, sausages and bacon are highly processed foods and contribute little to a healthy diet. Adding an abundance of veggies to any meal gives you plenty of carbs with very little fat and calories. Many restaurants are starting to offer more dishes made with whole grain, like McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal. The bottom line is, recognize the foods that are high in calories and fats and avoid them. Rather, choose to fill your plate with larger portions of veggies and non-processed…show more content…
Then try something else – elimination. Cutting high calorie condiments from your meal can shave off hundreds of calories. Have you ever thought of excluding the cheese and sauce on your Subway? Doing so could cut on average 150 calories and 15 grams fat from your next Footlong. Now chew on this, ordering your large french-fries sodium free at McDonalds will purge 300 grams sodium – that’s only 13 percent of your daily value, but a large sandwich can easily contain over 60 percent of your daily value. Thus, any small purge adds up quickly. On the other hand, not taking the sundae that comes with your Five Buck Lunch combo at Dairy Queen will keep your total calories from exceeding one

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