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8 Frightening Fast Food Facts: Nutrition Advice for Women

Posted by Angie Quehl on Apr 17, 2012 3:00:00 PM


In the age of 'pink slime' there has been a lot of focus on what the heck is actually in our food. It is more and more important that we really dig further into what is being used or not used in and on the foods we consume and feed to our families. While it is no secret that fast food is not the greatest choice in most cases, we wanted to share a little nutrition advice for women and clue you into some things you really should know about certain fast food choices. 

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1.  Think Twice Before You Super Size

You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac.

2.  Chemical Shake

In order to copy the flavor of a strawberry, fast food corporations include 50 distinct chemicals like ethyl acetate, phenythyl alcohol, rose, and solvent. A strawberry shake contains 50 different chemicals altogether.

3.  Cold and Crisp

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Propylene Glycerol, used for antifreeze, is also used in some bagged salads as well a the salad in some restaurants to keep the lettuce green, fresh and crispy. The chemical can cause skin and eye irritations.

4.  Salty Sweet

Many fast food chains dip their fries in sugar to give them their brown hue after frying. Not only are you consuming fat and starch, but you are getting your sugar intake for the day, as well.

5.  Chicken or Beef?

Grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets and chicken on salads might contain beef. For example, Chicken McNuggets contain several beef additives disguised generally with secret names like “extract” or “essence."

6.  World Hunger Mickey's Bad Food

McDonald's feeds more than 46 million people a day - more than the entire population of Spain.

7.  Eat Your Veggies

French fries are the most eaten "vegetable" in America. 


8.  Food for Thought

A chocolate shake from White Castle has 1,680 calories.




Even more sound nutriton advice for women is just a phone call away! We are fortunate to have on staff Dr. Lucky Bennett, founder of our nationally recognized program, Nutritional Coaching for Women. If you are a living in the Chantilly, Centerville, Herndon, Fairfax area and are looking for weight loss programs or women, weight loss solutions for women or just a little extra advice on your your current diet, Dr. Bennett does private consultations that can help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals. Call us at 703.817.0700 to arrange your consultation.




Source: Eat this, Not That via Women's Health Magazine.com

Topics: nutrition advice for women, health tips, healthy eating for women

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