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Facts about fast food

2017-01-02 16:28:03

Fast food, we love it. We adore it. Today, we just gotta have it. Thats why fast food chains make so much money these days. 

 


Its a way of life for many people. Growing up, my parents strictly limited the amount of fast food we ate, but many parents dont regulate this for their own children. Thats a shame because studies show that today's diet habits are killing us. Yes, I love friend chicken and pizza just like the next person, but without moderation, there is simply no need to treat our body that way.

I have to admit, I have eaten my fair share of fast food, and even still indulge in it once in awhile, albeit sparingly. I used to spend a good amount of time away from home and it wasn't easy to grab a good meal. Today, most of us are running around in a fast-paced lifestyle. For one reason or another, we don't have time to prepare a decent meal.

Here we will talk about some things you can get at your local fast food joints that are suprisingly healthy. I'm not going to tell you that they are better for you than a meal that you would cook on your own, but you already know that. If you are ordering a burger, get it without the mayo and the cheese. It might not sound like it, but you will cut a lot of fat out just by doing this simple thing. If the sandwich is too dry for you without the mayo, use mustard or ketchup. This will help wash it down better.

The cheese most commonly used is processed trash, full of trans fat and unhealthy oil. You think that cheese is made of milk, but not all of it is. Some of it is made from hydrogenated cooking oil. If you love cheese as much as I do, you can tell just by looking at it. Cheese that is made from oil will have a different look. It will look orange and oily. Stay away from items with bacon on it or asking to add it on for a few cents extra. Now I love bacon myself, but I find that the bacon in fast food joints is very bad. They really don't cook it, they just put it under lights until it gets hot. Avoid this at all costs. You will save calories and you will be happy you did. Since I still love bacon, again, sparingly so, I like to cook the lowest fat content of bacon I can find and then add my own to the sandwich.

A good rule of thumb is to stay away from sandwiches that are deep fried. You know the ones I am talking about. The ones that have deep fried fish or chicken in them. The process of frying them in fat like this, makes them worse for your health. I would suggest that you go with chicken any time that you can. Generally chicken items will be lower in fat content. Don't get a chicken sandwich loaded with mayo or that has been deep fried. If the only chicken items they have are deep fried, look at the burger selections instead.

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