If you live on planet Earth, you must have eaten fast food at least once. Fast food is cheap, fast, tasty, practical and also fills the stomach very well. It is also very portable and therefore it has become a very popular choice among busy people who are always on the run. However, most fast foods are not healthy at all.
A single fast food meal can give you enough fat, sodium and calories that you should have in a whole day or even more. Even worse for people who eat fast food regularly is the risk of various health risks. There are many people who eat fast food every day for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. Unfortunately, many of them are not aware of where they are heading.
Fast foods are very low in nutrition and rich in trans fats, saturated fats, sodium and calories. For example, if you eat a bag of hashish bites, you consume 10g of trans fat, which is very unhealthy. According to the American Heart Association, you should consume less than 2 grams of transfat in one day. In terms of that, you’ve just eaten 5 days worth of trans fat at once!
Likewise, most dishes in a fast food restaurant contain unhealthy fat that we should eat for several days. Unhealthy foods are associated with the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and many other life-threatening diseases that can kill you.
In a bad economy, this “quick and cheap” choice is preferred by many people and is hard to resist. No matter why people choose to eat fast food, if you know how to make healthier choices, you can reduce calorie intake and the chances of health problems. Well, that’s what you’ll read about next.
Even if you choose a healthier choice, you should not make it a habit to eat fast food regularly. It’s okay to crave a juice burger or a pack of French fire from time to time, but you shouldn’t eat it too often.
To eat healthier food in a fast food restaurant, it is better to prepare before you leave. How? Check or download Check or download online guides that tell you about the nutritional values of meals in your favorite restaurant. Google “Fast Food Restaurants & Nutrition” and you will find many free guides. Or simply use common sense when ordering your meals. For example, choose a salad with fresh vegetables, lighter dressing and grilled toppings instead of one with rich dressing and fried toppings.
You should also consider how much you eat. Many fast food restaurants offer enough food for several meals in a single serving. That’s why you should choose your portion carefully.
So, how do you make healthy choices? Read the description on the menu carefully. The dishes that are described as deep-fried, fried, breaded, crispy, creamy, creamy, bent or dipped in cream sauce are likely to contain high calories and unhealthy fats. Try to avoid them and choose something with more vegetables and choose lean meat if you want to eat meat.
Beware of high-calorie, rich salad dressings, cheese, spreads, sour cream, mayonnaise and similar products. Whenever possible, order your burger without tomato sauce or mayonnaise. Instead, get a package of sauce and put it in yourself so you have control over how much you add.
Drink water with your meal instead of soft drinks or soda. Soft drinks are a huge source of calories and most of it comes from the fructose-rich corn syrup that is added for the sweetness.