Fast Food Nutrition Facts:
Mcdonalds, Subway, Burger King, Taco Bell

"Fast food nutrition facts to help you make healthy eating choices..."

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It was some hard hitting documentaries and movies like Michael Moore's 'Super Size Me', Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size me' and Richard Linklater's 'Fast Food Nation' that helped to highlight what people around the world (not only in the States) knew about Fast Food but didn't really want to admit to themselves. That, and the fact that 1 in 3 Americans are obese! (See fast food statistics and the dangers of fast food.)

In addition we've seen more 'speaking out' by doctors, nutritionists, and public health groups. One of the (healthy) consequences of all this negative publicity is that the fast food industry (a $150 billion industry in the States) has had to become a little more transparent.
New regulations have been imposed and many fast food franchises have had to adapt to a more informed and health conscious clientele.

Menus at most popular fast food franchises have been altered to show nutrition facts, and in many instances recipes have even been changed on the back of embarrassingly high calorie and fat contents of popular dishes. These new published fast food nutrition facts are enabling people to make healthier eating choices.

It's a good thing too as sometimes all is not what it seems...

For example, if you thought that an order of fish over beef was a healthier choice then think again. In some instances a fish sandwich, with all its garnishing, has more calories than a normal hamburger, and twice the fat, and similarly with a grilled chicken sandwich. Now, at least, you are able to compare nutrition facts, choose wisely, but still enjoy your fast food treat now and then.

In case you thought the battle was won, that's not the case, with Fast Food franchises spending hundreds of millions of marketing dollars yearly, aimed at children, many consider that a blow way below the ample waistline.

(If you like you can visit CSPinet.org to help stop the marketing of junk food to children.)

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So now that there is this recent splurge of fast food nutrition information what can you do with it?

Using Fast Food Nutrition Facts to Eat Healthier

1) What you should know about Sodas and Shakes. If you didn't already know, one large soda has 3 times your daily sugar requirements (about 75 grams of sugar!!) so unless you're in Team RadioShacks and about to lead Lance Armstrong off in a hill climb stage of the Tour de France you may want to reconsider.
And if that wasn't bad enough, if you decided on a 32oz Shake, that could potentially bring another 1140 calories to the table!

2) Deep fried Fries. Soaked with unhealthy artery clogging oils and fats, fries are probably one of the biggest contributors to heart disease. A large fries alone can add around 500 calories to your meal. A baked potato is a much healthier option.

3) Salads. Choosing a healthy salad in place of fries is a smart choice, but drenching it in high fat and calorie boosting dressings removes all the benefits and places you back at the fries option. And remember that even the chicken used in salads is usually very high in sodium.

4) Chicken. Grilled chicken is a healthier option - it hasn't been fried.

5) Watch your portion sizes. Sounds silly, but ... hamburger calorie content can range from around 275 calories for a normal burger to around 775 calories for a large quarter pounder and cheese.

6) Sauce. Skip the sauce. Sauces like ketchup and mayonnaise add loads of unnecessary extra calories and saturated fat (especially in salads).

7) Compare the fast food nutrition facts before you order. You'll be surprised how easily you can cut out a few hundred calories and still have a tasty meal (and an easier time digesting it all).

How to eat healthier but still enjoy your favorite fast foods

Helpful Subway nutrition facts:
Subway have a couple of tasty low fat veggie sandwiches which have around 200 calories, and only 3 grams of fat. Alternatively choose a lean meat sandwich without the mayo and oil.
The salads with vinegar or fat free dressing are good low carb diet options.

» Download your Subway nutrition chart and sandwich calorie guide. (Right click and save file / link location to desk top.)
Visit Subway nutrition information


Helpful Mcdonalds nutrition information:
The grilled chicken salad has around only 100 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 17 grams protein and 3 grams of carbohydrate. With a fat free dressing it's acceptable for a low carb diet.

» Download your McDonalds nutrition chart and calorie guide and visit McDonalds nutrition facts


Wendy's Nutrition information tips:
Wendy's side salad with no dressing or croutons has 70 calories, 4 grams of fat, 2 grams carbohydrate and 7 grams protein. For a low carb diet the caesar dressing has just 1 gram of carbohydrate and 16 grams fat.
Another smart choice is Wendy's grilled chicken without the bun and add it to your side salad.

» Download your Wendy's nutrition chart and calorie guide and visit Wendy's nutrition facts


Burger King Nutrition information tips:
The Burger King Chicken Sandwich without mayo or cheese has 317 calories, 13 grams of fat, 32 grams carbohydrate and 16 grams protein.
For a low Carb Diet order the Chicken Burger without sauce or the bun and add it to a side salad (25 calories, 5 grams carbohydrate, 0 fat, 1 gram protein).

» Download your Burger King nutrition chart and calorie guide and visit Burger King nutrition facts

 


 

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