FAST FOOD ALTERNATIVES

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  • It's good to know the nutritional values of foods you order at fast food restaurants. Popular restaurants that have nutritional information online include: McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Arby's, Sonic, Chick-fil-a and Hardee's
  • Avoid super-sizing your meals because that can add extra calories, fat, and salt to your meal
  • Avoid fried side orders, choose apples, baked potato or salad. Choose grilled sandwiches over fried ones.
  • Avoid ordering sandwiches with double meat and extra cheese, because this is more than daily recommended sizes.
  • Avoid bacon because it is high in fat.
  • Try asking for a wheat or whole-grain bun, as some places do offer them.
  • Hold the mayonnaise and other high calorie,and fat sauces (e.g., “special sauce”).
  • Drink water, diet soda, unsweetened iced tea, skim or low-fat milk. Regular sodas are loaded with sugars and calories.

Follow the link for some ideas for ordering healthier foods when eating out: Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food.



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Source: American Heart Association